I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Houston on Saturday, October 6th and the turnout was phenomenal! There were over 25,000 people in attendance. . . men and women of every race, age and socioeconomic status. All coming together for one common goal: raise money to help further research to find a cure for breast cancer.
The human spirit is amazing when we all come together and use our powers for good! It was a humbling experience to witness family members of people who had lost a loved one to breast cancer coming together to help raise money, so that other families wouldn’t have to go through the pain they experienced. And then there were the survivors. . .they were out in full force, a force to be reckoned with. . .a source of inspiration and perseverance!
“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~C.C. Scott
I was also very impressed at the amount of preparation and creativity people used in getting ready for the event. Check out some out the race day fashions:
The event was also very family friendly. My kids received race medals and were able to play with other children in the various moonwalks and inflatables that were set up around the race course.
Although October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month there are things you can do year-round to not only make sure you’re healthy (early detection!) but to also support the fight for a cure! Check out this article on Love. Work. Repeat. for more information.
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UPDATE: (10/14/2012) I’m participating in a “blog hop” with the amazing BLMGirls. Click here to check out some amazing posts by some amazing ladies. Be prepared to laugh, cry and be blown away!