Next Saturday our running group will participate in the Annual Race For The Cure. We don't normally run in 5K races. We seem to have become "Distance Snobs" preferring longer races which require endurance. We count it a privilege to run in this 5K though.
This picture is from last year's race. We all ran in honor of not only our running buddy, Lisa pictured on the left, but MANY friends and family that have been affected by breast cancer. Since last year's race Lisa is doing great and has been recently promoted to Principle of one of the local schools. Two of the others that we ran in honor of have had a recurrence. Not the news we had hoped for.
As I grow older, more of my friends and family have been directly impacted with this cancer. I have even lost dear sweet friends when they lost their long battles. The treatment that is endured by the many suffering is NOT for the faint of heart. It takes a STRONG and COURAGEOUS WOMAN to fight the good fight.
During this week, consider making a donation to the cause of finding "The Cure". I would LOVE during my lifetime to see those diagnosed not living in fear and dread, but knowing that with treatment their lives stretch before them.