Pounding the Pavement – A Step in the Right Direction!

On September 25, 2016 our Founder and Executive Director, Dana Pounds, participated in the Running For Answers 5k Run/Walk that benefitted the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation (DTRF). Dana is a survivor and one who is always up for a challenge! Friends and family joined her in this annual 5K run that directly funds research and treatments for […]

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On the Run: Updates from Dana’s Pounding the Pavement Project

We are so proud of Dana for her ongoing efforts to raise awareness for science literacy and desmoid tumor research in her Pounding the Pavement Project. Dana’s dream of running for a cure and raising awareness through publicly talking about her story became a reality in 2014 when she completed her first 5K. Follow Dana’s […]

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Co-Founder Dana Pounds Lands Cover of West Coast Woman Magazine

Marine biologist, science educator, passionate community advocate … cover girl? Yes! If you haven’t seen it, this month’s issue of West Coast Woman magazine bears a familiar face on the cover—our very own Dana Pounds! Inspired by Dana’s story of survival, science literacy work and motivational speaking, West Coast Woman featured Dana as the “Editor’s […]

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The Blade is Back! Dana Set to Run the Robinson Preserve 5K

After many months of waiting, testing, refitting and more waiting, Nature’s Academy co-founder Dana Pounds fit snugly into her newly-adjusted running leg—just in time for the Robinson Preserve 5K on March 27. “Now that I don’t have this giant tumor restricting my range of motion, who knows how far I will go?” says Dana. “I […]

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Dana Commits to Second Robinson Preserve 5K

“My motto for 2015 is GOING FOR IT,” says Nature’s Academy co-founder Dana Pounds, whose initiative Pounding the Pavement (PTP) raises awareness for the Science Literacy Project, which advocates science achievement and environmental stewardship for school children. Dana, taking a leap of faith toward her long-time dream of completing a marathon, took her first steps […]

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