Saturday, October 10, 2009

Race for the Cure

This morning we got up early and headed to Maryland Farms for the the Race for the Cure. It was amazing to see so many people turn out for the cause. I heard there were over 12,000 people who came!

After parking what seemed forever away, we met up with the rest of "Beth's Buddies" team. We definitely were the best-looking team with our great shirts! I did not truly plan on completing the race, but I did cross the finish arm with arms linked with my friend Robyn. The teammates who had got much further ahead than slowpoke Beth were there cheering loudly. While it was a good feeling, it was a tad sad thinking that this time last year I was running in races. Nothing to be ashamed of through after a chemo treatment yesterday.

Along the way, I met and talked with two other survivors. One woman, Robin (not my Robyn) came up and put her arm around me. She is finishing her treatments on Monday. :) She was super sweet. Another survivor raved about our shirts. She has been a survivor for 12 years and was walking strong. She reminded me that better days are ahead. Personally, I thought today was a good day.

I really can never complain about being supported, when I have so many who encourage me daily. Thanks to all of those who came out to the race, donated, or just showed support in whatever way you could. Overwhelmed with love.


  1. How wonderful! And what a picture, so full of love and fun. Happy to hear how well it went. Hope Central Florida's Race for the cure goes as well. Love you.

  2. awe i would have loved to do this!!