This June will be my fifth time “racing for the cure.” I’m fortunate that as of yet, no one close to me has suffered from breast cancer, but I’m aware that the odds are against that continuing to be the case. I’ve run in numerous charity races over the past five years, but this one by far means the most to me. There are few things more inspiring than seeing hundreds of survivors walking (or running) on the National Mall, cheering on their successes.
I love knowing that over 75% of my small contribution to Susan G. Komen helps local women (and men) battling breast cancer. And now, more than ever, when giving to Susan G. Komen is down, I feel compelled to increase my support. While I never supported the Planned Parenthood decision (check out this and this if you’re wondering what I’m talking about), I’m a bit unsure what folks want from SGK now. They reversed the decision, admitted a mistake and are moving forward (yes, it was under political pressure, but it happened). In my mind, the time to support SGK is now, when there has been so much backlash and so many folks who have pulled their support. Despite the drama, SGK’s services and funding is still needed. There is still not a cure. That is why I run.
If you are interested in supporting me this year, you can do so at this link. Or just come out on June 2nd and cheer! It’s a great event. Thanks!