More than just a Mother's Day Weekend, this weekend is also the annual Komen Race for the Cure, an event specifically designed to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer and research.
Every year I am impressed with the level of involvement this event inspires. It's a beautiful reunion for survivors and family alike. To raise money and awareness is a noble thing, and every year it just gets bigger and bigger.
The event started out as a pact between two sisters, and has grown into quite an organization with events raising money throughout the country. I cry when I read the "Who We Are" story, written by Nancy Brinkler, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
As we go into the weekend, thinking about all the mothers in our lives, let's pause to remember those we've lost to this horrible disease, and those amazing ones that have overcome.
To all my friends participating in this weekend's festivities, Go Gettem!!!
To my friends who have been afflicted with the disease, I honor and remember each of you.