Race for a Cure - The Pink Ribbon Campaign

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Race for a Cure - The Pink Ribbon Campaign

Post by PRchick » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:34 am

Tomorrow is the Race for the Cure here in Little Rock. Part of the national Susan G. Komen Pink Ribbon Campaign to raise funds for research to find a cure for breast cancer.

45,000 women will participate in a 5k run/walk and other activities downtown. Because of my asthma, I can only watch but both of my girls will be running in memory of my dear friend JaNoel Bess who lost her battle two years ago. Cheering from the sidelines will be the Three Miles of Men, the husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers of breast cancer survivors or those whose loved ones didn't win the battle.

This is an issue for all women and I just wanted to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Here are some shots from last year's race. The women wearing pink shirts are breast cancer survivors.

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Post by FABlux » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:43 am

A wonderful cause, good on the girls, hope they feel OK after.

The link says "Sorry this video is no longer available :? "

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:20 am

FABlux wrote: The link says "Sorry this video is no longer available :? "
[face=Comic Sans MS] :? Video worked fine for me.

Something very similar took place locally quite recently. :)

I have much to be thankful for as I've had breast lumps removed in the past that were benign. Some of my friends, and my mother too, were not so fortunate and have had malignant tumours that have been removed and had to undergo agressive treatment. Some were successful and their lives are truely testements to their own strength and courage. Others, equally brave, sadly aren't here now and they are all missed.[/face]
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Post by FABlux » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:43 am

Must be because I am in Egypt then :roll: :cry:

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Post by Countessa » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:30 pm

FABlux wrote:Must be because I am in Egypt then :roll: :cry:
I think so, as I got the the 'Video no longer available' message too :(

PRC, thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'm sure a cure will be found for this devastating disease one day; one can only hope it's sooner rather than later :)
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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Post by Kiya » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:23 pm

It opened for me OK too. :)

A very worthy cause :)
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Post by PRchick » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:28 am

Thought I would post a few pix from the race. 51,000 women ran or walked in the race and raised $2 million U.S. in donations. One of the top ten events in the U.S.

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Knock Out Breast Cancer

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Sisters for the Cure. Although not fully awake. LOL


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And They're Off

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Then the Walkers Started

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Everyone Gets Into the Act

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Something for Everyone

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Ya Just Gotta Love It

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We Race for Hope I don't know if you can see these shirts. These ladies just happened to sit in front of me after the race. It is a mother, daughter and granddaughter. The signs on the back of the shirts represent who the racer is racing in honor of a survivor or in memory of someone who lost their race.

The first sign says I race in celebration of: Me and my daughter.

Second says: My Mommy and My Gia.

Third says: Me and My Mother

The shirt says: This pink shirt is changing the world, one step at a time.

And, God willing, because that little girl's Gia and Mommy race now, her generation will never know death from breast cancer.

It took almost an hour for the runners and walkers to file past me. As I sat next to a fountain waiting for my girls, two breast cancer survivors came and sat on either side of me.

First one to the other: Congratulations to you

Second: Congratulations to you , too.

First: How long have you been a survivor?

Second: Three years

First : OOOO you go girl.

Second: How long have you been a survivor?

First: Two months

Second (reaches behind me to touch the first): You go too Girl! You can do it.

First: You can do it, too.

Then they both got up and went off to the survivors' walk.
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