Racing for the Cure and a Superwoman

Once again this October, I will Race for the Cure. Earlier this year, when Susan G. Komen was catapulted into the controversial battleground of the “War on Women”, I worried about my involvement with the race.  Would I be able to put politics aside and participate in Race for the Cure which has provided countless mammograms to women?

Thankfully my worries were put to rest when the members of the executive board resigned and funding was reinstated to Planned Parenthood.  I could proudly wear Komen pink ribbons once again although others may feel differently.

Whatever your religious or political beliefs, the fact remains that this race is more than politics and pink ribbons as “one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime”. (Statics borrowed from Breastcancer.org)

One of those eight women is our own Miss Sharon, a true superwoman that has been battling breast cancer for nearly a year now.

This year I run for Miss Sharon.

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Please support me and my Race for the Cure teammates in this important project and cause by contributing to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Florida Suncoast Affiliate.    Your tax-deductible contribution will fund breast cancer education, screening, and research programs.

Whether you choose to walk or run in the race or make a monetary donation, together we can fight for a cure against a disease that takes our hair, our breasts, our lives and the lives of our loved ones…

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…because Miss Sharon and each of us are more than hair, breasts, pink ribbons, politics and a war on women. Together we can love each other through it all and stand side by side in a sea of pink as we battle against the real enemy, breast cancer.

By doing so, we educate women about the importance of regular self-breast examinations, yearly mammograms and early detection for prevention and together, we all Race for the Cure.

To make a donation, click here.

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10 comments

  1. artsnark says:

    what a good cause & great tunes today! Thanks for popping by – I’m behind on my blog hopping lately & you’ve been on my need to visit list for a while. Hope all is well & wish you a wonderful week!

  2. jenna says:

    i absolutely LOVE this!!! when i was in college, my sorority’s philanthrophy was the susan g. komen foundation! how awesome!! thanks for being such an advocate! spa love!

  3. xmasdolly says:

    Oh wow, girlfriend I wish you would’ve posted earlier, but I’ll still pass the word about this Post. My mom had breast cancer when I was 11, and she beat it, but not without them removing her breast and a muscle under her arm, but back then that’s all they knew, but I had her until she was 84. God bless you for your run.

  4. JamericanSpice says:

    I know you will enjoy supporting Ms Sharon and all the other women on this journey.

    You have some powerful videos here today! This is my first time listening to ‘Not my hair. It speaks of my struggle and one that I am trying to get my daughter out of before she even gets there.

    Thank you for sharing such a great post!

  5. Danielle @ Royalegacy Reviews & More says:

    My best friend got breast cancer when she was in her eighties. Yeah, she was an older friend. I took her to all of her doctor’s appointments, and stayed with her while she had surgery. Thanks for supporting this great cause. Have a great week! Danielle

  6. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Racing for a cure with someone in particular in mind makes it so personal and meaningful. How beautiful is that? I think it’s just wonderful, girl! Your 4M picks are well suited with your theme. Thanks for sharing these with us and keeping the ugly beast’s head raised so we’ll keep up the tenacity to fight till there is a cure. God bless the many, many families who are affected by this horrible disease.

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