Friday, July 6, 2012

Mother's Day Race for the Cure

I decided this year I wanted to try the Komen Race for the Cure. The local radio station was giving away a plane ticket to bring someone to walk with you and I thought maybe I'd win it. Indeed, I didn't but I'm glad we went anyway. My cousins Kathleen and Karen joined us and it was a beautiful day for a walk. I'm not sure I felt any more connected to the cause. In fact I felt a little on the outside. In the pink washing that is associated with that pink ribbon, no one really talks about those of us fighting the metastatic battle. The not-so-happy, smily and pink part of cancer. I'm really happy about all the money that gets raised for screening, prevention and early diagnosing. Disappointed that more doesn't go to the 30% of us who see it rear its ugly head again, much too soon. In any case, I'm glad we went and now, even if we don't ever go again, we'll have the memories of a fun day!

Here we are pre-race...
 Amidst the mass of pink people
 Catching up with some of my Yoplait friends
 And post-race winding down
All in all it was a great way to spend my first mother's day with my angel!

1 comment:

  1. Awww... So glad you are following my blog. It made me check out your blog, and I had lost track of it! I remember when you just waiting for a referral .. and when you posted some recipes...and then she came home. I am sorry to hear about the cancer, and I hope you have many years of stability. Your daugher is beautiful