So, this Mother’s Day I participated in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5K in Philly! It was super early in the morning (I actually finished and still made it to church) but it was an experience like none other! Being with thousands and thousands of people with the same goal, to find a cure for one of the diseases that effects so many of us, personally or through a friend or loved one, was amazing! I’ve done these races in the past in Baltimore, but this is the biggest Susan G Komen affiliate and the numbers of participants is staggering! I decided last minute, so I didn’t get a chance to pull a team together, but even “by yourself” you are definitely not alone. I met so many wonderful people throughout the day, while parking, taking the shuttle, signing up, during the race, and celebrating together after!
I encourage everyone reading this to get involved in your area, in the 1 Mile Fun Walk, the 5K walk or Run or the 3 Day (which I’m seriously considering participating in this year)! Each event, I race in honor of my Aunt who passed away from breast cancer at a very young age. She was on of the coolest people you’d ever meet and in the short time I got to spend with her on this earth, she helped shaped my views of music, fun, men, style and womanhood with a perspective that was totally fresh!
Let’s work to find an end to this disease that is taking far too many of our mothers, aunts, sisters, friends and daughters.
Race for the Cure!
(I put together a video of my race day footage! Enjoy! 🙂 )