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Grace Wethor, director, author, brain cancer survivor to address 2024 NACDS Annual Meeting

Wethor will present during the NACDS Luncheon on Monday, April 29.

Grace Wethoran award-winning director, best-selling author, and brain cancer survivor and advocateis set to speak at the 2024 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Wethor will present during the NACDS Luncheon on Monday, April 29.

After being told she had six months to live due to an untreatable brain tumor at age 13, Wethor moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in film. She gave her first TED Talk at age 15, wrote her first book at 16, spoke at the United Nations at 17 and released her first original docu-series at 18.

Nine years later and still fighting, the young filmmaker hopes to use film to tell unseen stories and to show other young people that they can pursue their dreams despite their circumstances or illness.

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Wethor currently serves as an advocate for legislation related to brain cancer and pediatric health. She has visited the White House and Capitol Hill in support of bills that would bring more than $100 million in funding to youth healthcare.

“We are delighted to welcome Grace Wethor to this year’s Annual Meeting,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Grace has a profound and inspiring story to share. I look forward to hearing about her journey and her career, which continue to inspire so many. NACDS also looks forward to welcoming members to Palm Beach in just a few short weeks for another high-energy NACDS conference, which will provide unrivaled opportunity for connection and collaboration among industry leaders.”

NACDS previously released that author, journalist and professor Walter Isaacson will speak during the Sunday Business Program on April 28. Author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks is set to speak at the Tuesday Business Program on April 30. Additionally, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will address the NACDS Chain Members and NACDS Political Action Committee Breakfast on Monday, April 29.

NACDS invites all chain and associate members to register and attend the 2024 NACDS Annual Meeting, to be held April 27-30.

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