Sunday, October 2, 2011

Run for the Cure 2011

Today I participated in the Canadian Breast Cancer run for a cure. It was the first time I had done something like this and when I was approached by my co-worker to join I jumped on the opportunity. We walked the 5 kms and it was a beautiful day. Our team was called the Cameco YellowCUPcakes and we raised $4500.00.

I am fortunate that I have not lost someone close to me due to breast cancer, but this cause does have a special connection to me as Mark's aunt was diagnosed this year. She has completed her last treatment, and even though it was an aggressive cancer and had spread to her liver, her diagosis is very good. I am sure if this was 5 or 10 years ago, she may not have been so lucky. But due to extensive research I believe she has been given a second chance.

It was overwhelming all the people who came out to this event. I even got teary eyed when we started. Surprise surprise - Mrs. Emotional.

It was awesome, close to the finish line I was greeted by Mark, Karter and Juice who walked the last bit with us.

Thanks to everyone who supported me in participating in this very important cause.