Sunday, October 26, 2008

Race for The Cure


Today I participated in the "Care 4 Cancer" breast cancer 5K race. There were nearly 1000 participants this year, the biggest yet. It was great fun and the weather held out. All week it was threatening to rain but held off for this great event.
I met up with a couple of ladies from Weight Watchers. We crossed the finish line together and our time was 55:33. I know we could have done even better but there was such a bottleneck at the beginning that it was difficult to get a good start. Doesn't matter though, we had a good time, got some miles under our belt, and raised money for a great cause. All the money raised today goes directly to serving women right here in McHenry county.

Although this was a breast cancer event, we have all been affected by cancer in one way or another, not just breast cancer. So today I did this race for them. The survivors, warriors, and of course those who lost the battle.

I know we could all come up with a list like this. Here is mine.

The Survivors: They fought and won!
My cousin Nancy
My Mother in Law Teresa

The Warriors: Still fighting every day.
My Mom. Don't lose hope.
My Uncle Herb

Those who lost the battle: They put up a good fight.
My Aunt Ida Aceto
My dear friend Brian. Only 41 years old.

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