When Dan Gagnon decided to quit smoking in 2010 he replaced it with a new habit, running. He never dreamed that more than a decade later he would be using his 17-mile commute as a training opportunity for his seventh marathon, or that he would be helping to improve many other lives and not just his own.
Like many Casella drivers, Dan's commitment to service extends far beyond the cab of his truck, and this October, Dan will be running in the 125th Boston Marathon, his fifth marathon in support of St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
As a guest on Beyond the Bin, Dan talked about what motivates him at 51 years old to wake up before the sun and run to work before servicing his customers all day.
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