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Louise Rourke and Sally Thurston

August 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


No One Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something

As a 64-year-old, differently abled woman, Louise pursued a goal, despite challenges making a difference in the lives of many. She will share what inspired her “Swim to End Polio” in 2018, bringing to the forefront the precious importance of the clear, clean waters of Lake George. After Sally retired from practicing law in Manhattan, she is pursuing environmental causes. She has joined the Board of the Lake George Association (LGA) to do what she can to protect the lake that we all love. These two women will inspire you to follow your heart and pursue your passion.

Louise Beckerle Rourke is a polio survivor from six months of age and a native of Queensbury. With her right leg paralyzed, she is a lifetime swimmer of the pristine waters of Lake George. She is a retired teacher and social worker who lives with her husband John in Ticonderoga. Her sons, Sean and Devin, spent every summer on the lake while visiting their grandmother at her home on Rockhurst. While the Lake rests in the winter, Louise continues swimming at a Recreation Center in Boulder, Colorado living close to Devin and his wife, Rachel who also summered on Lake George.

Sally Thurston is a native of Queensbury, a former backyard neighbor of Louise and a life-long lover of Lake George. As a child Sally and her family spent most weekends in the summer picnicking on the Lake’s many wonderful islands and/or visiting Louise’s family at their camp on Rockhurst. Sally retired as a partner from Skadden Arps in New York City in 2021, after
practicing law for 35 years. While she resides on the upper west side in Manhattan for most of the year, she spends her summers at her home on Friends Point in Hague.


August 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wiawaka Center for Women
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Wiawaka Center for Women
3778 State Route 9L
Lake George, NY, 12845
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