Archive for the ‘Race for the Cure’ Category
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Friends and Family Race for the Cure pages (more to come!)
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Also, if you do decide to take on the 3 Day challenge, consider becoming part of our team, Relentless Optimism. We are always open to new members, regardless of what city you choose to walk in.
There are so many ways to get involved in the fight against breast cancer. Try one of them, try all of them. Just get out there and get involved!
Monday, May 4th, 2009
It is now May and in my world, that can only mean one thing: Race for the Cure!
This Saturday, I will be walking (or maybe even running!) in the Atlanta Race for the Cure. The event kicks off at 7:30AM at Atlantic Station and I will be there with my pink shoelaces on! To help me reach my fundraising goals ($100 in five days!), please visit my personal fundraising page at http://race.komenatlanta.org/goto/kscincotta. I have added the link over in the sidebar to make things easier.
As I posted below, my friend and surrogate mother Marcia recently lost her long battle with breast cancer. This year, I am walking to honor her memory. Over the years, Marcia was a strong advocate for breast cancer awareness and she worked very hard to raise money for breast cancer research. This will be the first year in a long time that she won’t be doing her own Race for the Cure. She was also one of my strongest supporters in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. It is only fitting that we continue her hard work, especially on Mother’s Day Weekend.
In addition to my race here in Atlanta, a team has been formed in Marcia’s honor for the Central New York Race for the Cure. A link to the team page for “Marcia’s Memory” can be found in the sidebar. Both of my parents are walking as a part of that team, and I have linked to each of their pages as well.
Please, please think about making a fully tax-deductible donation to any of us taking part in the Race for the Cure. I know far too many people who have watched their mothers face this awful disease (including my own). It’s time to put an end to it once and for all.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Shenanigans and I went on our first 3-mile walk since the 3-Day event today and boy, am I out of shape! However, I got to thinking about the 3-Day as we walked around the neighborhood, and I realized that I am LONG overdue for an update on this blog.
First, apologies for not updating in the fall after the event. The late fall is always a busy time for me and this year was no exception. I have a major conference every fall that requires a lot of prep time, and while I opted not to attend at the last minute, I was still very busy up until then in the hopes that I could scrape together enough data for a presentation. After that, I got a new computer which took a lot of time to set up, and shortly thereafter, we hosted Thanksgiving Dinner, a major Christmas Party for our friends and Mike’s family over Christmas. All in all, it was a busy fall and long story short, I ran out of time.
I still have every intention of recapping the 3-Day event from last fall, both on this blog and in follow up letters to all of my donors. Even more importantly, I have a slew of thank you notes that need to go out. I will be making all of that my priority from here on out and am hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of April. Feel free to hold me to that!
Finally, I have not made a decision about walking in the 3-Day again in 2009. I fully intend to walk again in the future, but 2009 may not be feasible for me. I have a wedding to attend the weekend of the Atlanta event (congrats Anj and Kurt!), so if I walk again, it will have to be in another city (perhaps DC?). I am also hoping to finish up grad school once and for all this fall, so hopefully, I will be really tied up with that. I will be sure to update here once I make a decision one way or the other. Regardless, I am definitely going to be walking in the Atlanta Race for the Cure in May, so look for updates on that as well.
Thanks so much for staying with me through all of this. I’m really excited to share all of our adventures from the 3-Day with all of you!