This past weekend I participated in the Race for the Cure in Central Park. Organized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it's a massive nationwide series of walks/runs geared towards raising money for a cure to breast cancer (as well as for support of women undergoing treatment all over the country). It's the first race/walk of any kind that I've ever done, and obviously it held a particular importance to me. I decided rather late to participate, so I sort of haphazardly threw together a team (Team Hope), and spent about 3 weeks raising money and organizing the walk. However, even with the last-minute decision, it was a big success and I had a ball. Team Hope raised over $3,500 for Komen, and we had a great time walking and being together. I can't really express how life-affirming it was to be surrounded by those I love, with my name on their backs, in the midst of thousands and thousands of other survivors and people who love them, walking through my city in honor of a cause that I feel so strongly about.
I want to thank those who gave money in support of Team Hope, and those who joined the team but couldn't walk, and mostly those who were by my side last weekend. I couldn't have done it without all of you, just as I couldn't have survived cancer without all of you and so many others I love, and who love me. Shout-outs below, and pictures as well.
Team Hope Supporters:
Lisa & Tom
Suzanne & Hap