Friday, May 9, 2008

Race for the Cure

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.


Michele said...

*chokes up*

Wow, Grandy, what a heartfelt, touching, and wonderful post! Yes, here's to all the great women who've survived OR were brave 'till the end....

Happy Mother's Day!

*smiles and hugs*

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

One of these days I'm going to do the 3 Day. I have a friend who is a two-time survivor (2 different kinds of breast cancer) who runs the Susan G. Komen. She amazes me.

meanie said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! the picture of the beast? i google imaged "ugly" and that's what showed up....poor creature!

Sandy C. said...

Such a sweetheart you are for posting this. I'd love to participate one year. Maybe once my child is older. It's such an amazing cause and event.
What a lovely post and tribute to everyone touched by this.

Jennifer H said...

It's a sad but hopeful reminder to give some attention to this cause.

Mrs. G. said...

Amen, my sweet friend.

Renie Burghardt said...

I have a friend who has survived breast cancer and is still going strong, and one who has not. Great post. Happy Mother's Day!


Renie Burghardt said...

PS. Sorry I missed your birthday, Grandy. Belated best wishes for many, many more!



krissy said...

Well said! "Go Getum!"

And way to spread the word, Super Grandy!

dkuroiwa said...

Isn't it sad that most of us know at least one "someone" who has had breast cancer.
My wonderful friend, Lila, along with those thousands of women who participate are inspirations to us all.
This was a beautiful post...

Happy Mother's Day to you luv!

Travis said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Suzanne said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Grandy said...

Michele~ Here's to them INDEED.

jenn~ That's a strong friend there.

meanie~ Thanks for stopping by here. That was some pic.

Sandy~ Definitely something you and your daughter will be able to do together.

Jennifer~ It needs all the attention it can get.

Mrs. G~ Thanks toots!!

Renie~ Happy mother's day back atcha beautiful!! Thanks for the birthday hug!

Krissy~ Thanks Cracka Mama!! I try.

dk~ Thank you, and right back to ya.

Travis~ You are very sweet!! Thanks for comin' by and thinking of me.

Tina Coruth said...

Well said, Grandy! Tina

Grandy said...

Thanks Tina! My you're making the rounds today. :)