Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Komen Race for the Cure 2008

Tribute to a life lost,
and to those who have not.
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One of the (many) things I did this last Saturday was participate in the 19th Annual Race for the Cure in downtown Houston. There were over 30,000 participants this year, and it was quite overwhelming.
Our small group of 7 was formed from the loss of my daughter's college friend, Michele, who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year. She was just past 30 years old. It was a celebration of her life, and a tribute to her courageous spirit.
I myself have faced breast cancer with my own mother this past year. She is one of the survivor's, as it was detected early. She was able treat it with surgery, and then radiation.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please take the time to have your yearly mammogram. It could save your life.

4 comments:

Daryl said...

GMTA! Love that you used the Picnik collage ... xox

Susan Tuttle said...

Such an important cause -- so special that you celebrated the life of your daughter's friend in doing so -- very heart warming.

Susan
XO

Webradio said...

Very fun, and for a beautiful cause...

kansasrose said...

YOU ROCK this out girlfriend! Thank you. God Bless Always. {{{{hugs}}}} Jen