I have some seriously generous family, friends and colleagues. With one email and one mention on Facebook, I surpassed my goal to raise $500 for Komen Race for the Cure. You are all awesome.
Komen is a foundation that I believe in 100% and one that I have raised money for on several occasions. The walks and runs raise money for breast cancer research and provide support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. You can read more here.
There is some serious good happening throughout the US through Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
So, on September 22nd, I’ll don my tennies to try and do my own part. I’ll run a 5K with and for breast cancer survivors and people living with or affected by the disease. I’ve walked many times, but this will be my first run. I am always amazed by the courage and love found at this particular event. People running / walking with notes pinned to their bib number… “I’m running for…” or “I’m running in memory of…” or “I miss you…”.
If this doesn’t keep me going out and pushing myself, even on the days that I don’t want to, what will?
Why do I care? Why do I run?
I run for my grandmothers.
I run for my friends.
I run for people who have no one to speak up on their behalf.
I run because it’s one small thing that I can do to make a difference in the world.
I run because I love the camaraderie felt at the event.
I run because…
I could think of 100 more reasons.
If you’re interested in walking / running at the Chicago event, sign up here.
If you’re interested in making a general donation, click here.
If you’re interested in donating to my fundraising efforts, click here.
I am not intending to be preachy, but this is an organization that I know is doing good in this small world of ours. Walk, run, donate, read something that you haven’t read before. You’ll be glad that you did.
And honestly, to my friends and family and others who have donated… thank you. Not because I reached a random goal that I set for myself… just THANK YOU. This event and this organization mean a lot to me and I appreciate that it means something to you too.