(Cross-posted from the Relentless Optimism Team Blog)
This past week, we were incredibly honored when our hometown newspaper, the Cortland Standard, chose to run a long feature about our team for the Boston 3 Day for the Cure. Our article, which was titled “Beating Breast Cancer in a Big Way”, was written by Life and Living editor Katie Hall. The feature took up almost a whole page of the paper and included two photos. The first photo was taken by longtime Cortland Standard photographer Bob Ellis of our teammate Melissa Moreland Campos on one of her early morning training walks and the second photo was one of my photos that shows the four of us walkers at our 10 year high school reunion in 2008.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a digital copy of the article available. However, my mom (Karen Sager) was nice enough to scan the article for us so that we could share it with all of you. Larger versions of each image are available by clicking on the photos.
Melissa on her training walk in Homer, New York
Our article! Click to enlarge so you can read it!
We are incredibly thankful to Katie and the entire staff of the Cortland Standard for featuring our efforts. While most of us have moved out the area now, we are all true Homer girls at heart. Our hometown is small and tight nit and having this kind of publicity can really go a long way towards helping us to reach our fundraising goals. As you can tell from this article, this is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. Having the support of our community behind us as we take to the streets next week in Boston truly means the world to all of us!
If you have been moved by our story and would like to help us reach our fundraising goals, you can make a donation at our team fundraising page on the 3 Day website. You can also reach each of our personal pages directly by clicking on our names in the right hand side bar.