June 09, 2009

Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure

Last Sunday was the Seattle area Race for the Cure benefiting the Susan G Komen Foundation. In past years I have raised more than $1000 per Race, but this year things got away from me. Well, that and a hospital stay.... Rik and I were going to show up but he overslept and I didn't have the heart to wake him up that early on a Sunday morning.

This year's Race had more than 14,000 participants who raised more than $2 million or breast-cancer research, patient care, educational outreach, and screening programs. You can read more in this article from the Seattle Times and see photos here.

Sadly typical, there was no coverage of the women with metastatic disease who walked together during the survivors' parade. We're not survivors -- we're living with breast cancer every day.

And then there was this sidewalk art made by my friends from the Young Survival Coalition. Young women get breast cancer too!

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