The Race for the Cure is our biggest fundraising event, helping us to fund over $640,000 in grants this year to organizations who give free mammograms to women who can't afford them and educate women and men about the importance of breast health.
Where am I going with this?
The Race for the Cure is is only two weeks away on Saturday, May 7! This Race is so important to me, not only because my family has been affected by breast cancer (we lost our Aunt Dottie to inflammatory breast cancer in 2003) but because of the women and men I work with everyday who have survived breast cancer or who have lost someone they love to the disease.
|Ty and I at the 2009 Race for the Cure|
By donating or running/walking in the Race for the Cure you are truly helping to save lives in your own community (whether you live here in Richmond or support the Race in your city). If you're going to be in the Richmond area on May 7, I would love for you to join my team, Dash for Dottie! The Race is a 5k and the course goes across the James River and back so the scenery is just as amazing as the sea of pink you'll see :)
Click here to join Dash for Dottie!
If you just need a good giggle this Monday morning, how about some of these hilarious team names people have come up with: Boobie Bushay (if you haven't seen The Waterboy you might not get that one...), Cups Running Over, Hakuna Ma Ta-Tas, and Knitters for Knockers.
Please consider joining our team or donating (click here to donate), even if it's only $10! Here are some ways your donation can make a difference:
$10 could provide educational materials for a newly diagnosed patient and her family – to help them to understand and cope with the challenge of breast cancer
$25 could provide transportation for a patient who has to travel long distances to radiation or chemotherapy treatment
$50 could provide a surgical bra to a women who has undergone a mastectomy
$100 could provide a mammogram for a woman who cannot afford one. A woman whose survival rate would be 98% after 5 years if her cancer were detected early.