Komen Race For the Cure

October 18th, 2010

Recently Jan and I joined more than 7,000 people on a rainy Sunday morning to run a race. This is Track Town USA after all. This time, however, no one was competing for gold. We were after something much more precious: life.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s largest fundraising event for breast cancer. It has been extremely effective in raising awareness and support for research. The annual race also celebrates those who survive breast cancer, and remembers those who did not.

We were moved by the enthusiasm of so many participants come rain or shine. Beside me were my sister Patty—a survivor of three rounds of breast cancer--and her son. We were surrounded by other sisters, brothers, parents, friends, and neighbors. There were no strangers that day.

To all who joined us in the rain, and to all who are helping to cure this devastating disease, thank you.


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