Monday, October 3, 2011

Race for the Cure

My sister fought breast cancer this year and kicked its butt. She ran a 10k in the middle of her radiation treatment, which I thought was pretty awesome.

So this fall both my sisters and I signed up for our local Race for the Cure. We ended up running and walking with my niece and cousin, and my sister's sister-in-law.

As we prepared for the race, we saw many groups of people with matching shirts, celebrating or memorializing someone's fight. Some people listed one name on their shirt. Some listed many. It was so amazing to see all the support. I had to stop reading people's shirts after the first mile because I was starting to cry and that makes it really difficult to run.

My favorite thing about this race: Everyone was wearing pink somewhere. (It made it hard to find people. After I finish a race, I usually go back and cheer for everyone else as they finish. We couldn't find my cousin because we missed her pink shirt.)  All the survivors got pink t-shirts.  My sister hated pink.  Anything she saw in pink, she would say 'yech!'

But this shirt, she wanted the pink one.

I'm so thankful she got one.


  1. I am so glad she got one too! I have been so lucky as none of the females in my family have been stricken with this deadly disease. So glad your sis is still with you to share many more memories!

    How funny that I was reading your blog and joining you when I received the notice that you had just left me a comment! Love your blog, thanks for visiting mine! I am you newest follower! Next..on my way to twitter!

  2. That really is awesome. I love hearing success stories. I need to get my butt on a marathon, especially for this month.

    Blog hopping,
    would love to get a follow :)

  3. Thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% hop, following back and i look forward being part of your blog. You all look great on the pick..

  4. Stopping by from the blog hop and now a new follower of yours thru GFC and sent friend request on Facebook. I would love a follow back when you get a chance. Thanks so much for your help and have a great week! I also have a giveaway going on right now with Eclipse Spa Products & would love for you to enter.


  5. Great story and kudos on the accomplishments. :-)

  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am so proud of both my sisters. The other one had heart surgery last year, so we are very excited to have her at races with us.

    @Normies - This was only a 5k. We aren't that ambitious yet. Maybe next year. :-)

  7. found you on the blog hop and am now following. Would love a follow back at



  9. Great for your sister to kick ca butt!
    Following you from the exposure blog hop.
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