Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Race For The Cure Recap

On Saturday we did the Race For The Cure for the first of what I hope will be many years. It was a great experience and I'm glad that my little family did it all together.

I had been soooo worried that with my pathetic athletic ability I wouldn't be able to keep up. I shouldn't have worried. There were so many people that it wouldn't have been possible to go much faster than we were. I read online that over 17,000 people participated this year. We seemed to be right in the middle so there was a sea of people for several blocks ahead and behind of us. I don't know how anyone was actually able to run this race.

As we walked I couldn't help but read the signs and shirts of those around us. People walked to honor survivors, loved ones they had lost and themselves. It was a shocking reminder of how many people this terrible disease affects. So, of course, throughout the race I was crying off and on. Because I'm a big boob. It was a fitting place for me. This wasn't all that shocking since I am the one who started crying when we donated to Toys For Tots this past Christmas. There I was, bawling like a baby, standing by the front door of Walmart waiting for CG. It wasn't pretty. Sadly, I'm not a pretty crier.

There were people of all shapes and sizes participating. Adults and kids and babies. People in wheel chairs. People with walkers and canes and crutches. People with hair and a few without. Most people were wearing the official shirt, but some had team shirts and I greatly enjoyed reading all the team names. Our team was Busting Butts for Busts. There were the Breast Jordan Buddies, 3 B's fighting for DD's, lots of Save The Ta Ta's shirts and many many more. My personal favorite.......Save Second Base.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I met a couple of friends in Sugarhouse, for breakfast, and there were a TON of people there from the race!

Good for you for doing it!

rychelle said...

i love participating in race for the cure. sadly, my race buddy moved away, so this year i slept in for the cure. which was also fun.;)

Karen said...

Congratulations on doing the race for the cure! My family did it last year in honor of my mother who is now almost a two-year survivor. My mother and my father, who had just recovered from triple-bypass surgery, walked as well. Talk about inspiration! We hope to make it a yearly event as well.

Mayhem said...

Thanks for doing the race for the cure. My mom died from breast cancer seven years ago this month - just five days after her 68th birthday - which is way too young (and the older I get the younger 68 seems to be). Maybe next year I'll work up the courage to join with you and walk (not run) the race.

The Bollinger Family said...

Hooray for big boobs!!!

SO said...

I think it's great that you did this. I've wanted to do it but never have.

Jo said...

You are sooo awesome for doing this. I love thinking of all the people getting together to do something good. My son has a tshirt that says I love boobies. With a pink ribbon. I never quite know what to say when he wears it.

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