Thinking Pink & Race For Life...

6.24.2011

Hi everyone! It's that time of the year again... time to think pink, promote breast cancer awareness, and help me raise funds... oh yea and there's the running bit I have to do too! I'll be running in  Race For Life's 10K this summer, July 30th in London, so come out and support if your in the neighborhood! Details of my race time and location can be found on my page so check it out!!!

Those that know me already, I am happy to announce that my aunt has now been cancer free since she started her chemo back in 2009!!! By the end of this year, she will officially be in the all clear remission stage!!!!!!

Now let me back up for those of you that don't know the whole story... My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Living far away from home and feeling helpless, I searched online for ways to help until I came across Race For The Cure by Susan G. Komen and signed up. Now I had never been by any means a runner and this was a huge deal for me fitness wise. I successfully channeled all of my fears and anger into running for my aunt and raised money along with awareness for the cause... and what's more, I fell in love (sometimes) with running!

From this first race, I became committed to raising breast cancer awareness, fundraising, and running. My aunt continued to get better and I was able to raise even more money for the 2010 race. Now having relocated to London, I was really excited when I found Race For Life, another organization in the UK dedicated to the same cause. No matter where I may be in the world, I will continue to promote, fundraise, and run for the cause!!!

Now you too can help by donating online any amount you can spare. Remember it all counts and even the smallest of donations are greatly appreciated. Did you know that breast cancer affects everyone either directly or indirectly... a friend, co-worker, or loved one... So let's band together and fight breast cancer!!!!!!

my first race in nyc... 2009
my second race in nyc... 2010
running with friends in nyc... 2010
my aunt next to me at our wedding... 2010

***Today I am thankful for organizations like the one's mentioned above that have allowed me to help in a way possible for me... and for introducing me to running***

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