"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember; you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. The most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.”~Winnie the Pooh
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Race for the Cure 2010
The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure was on May 8th, 2010. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for getting together to celebrate life.
It is such a humbling experience to be there with close to 20,000 other people and to see all the people with signs on their shirts honoring and remembering their loved ones who are fighting or who have succumbed to this aweful disease.
I read recently that there is 100% certainty that every one will be affected by breast cancer somehow; whether its by actually having it or by knowing someone who has it. That is an amazing reality.
Organizations like the Komen Foundation dedicate their existence to making a difference for those that have been affected by breast cancer by funding life-saving treatments and research as well as providing financial support for patients that can't afford treatment.
This is the 3rd year that I have been the captain of HCI's Pride for Pink Team. This year we raised a record amount of $2,950 and had 47 people register to race. The company I work for, Healthcare Insight, made the t-shirts we are wearing. Aren't they great?? I also was able to talk Eric into joining me and pushing the little kids in our terrible beast of a double stroller. It was pretty fun and the kids were really good. I think they were amazed at how many people were there.
As you can see, Paige and Cameron were ecstatic to be there!