Sunday, October 23, 2011

Race For the Cure

We had a fun weekend. Kristin and some of the girls had been training for the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure 5k run. So, on this beautiful (cool) Saturday morning, 20,000 people converged here to run to celebrate and remember our loved ones, friends, patients, with breast cancer.
Just over US$1 million was raised, but much more than monetary goals, I think this annual international event really raises the awareness of breast cancer and the importance of screening.
It was heartwarming to see so many people there. Clearly, some had lost family and loved ones- many wore names of people they were remembering or celebrating. Many had custom designed team shirts. And I've never seen so many men wearing shocking pink (no, I didn't run- baby duty). Even saw one guy dressed in a pink cow suit with udders for the run.

 Congrats, girls! (can you spot them in the finsher picture above?)


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