Sunday, April 11, 2010

A good day for women, a bad day for breast cancer

As regular readers know, my wife Chris is a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed last November. She had surgery in December and is going very well. Yesterday, we participated in the first Susan Komen Race for the Cure in Roanoke. It was a terrific event, blessed by perfect weather.

The organizers expected 1,000 people and hoped for $150K in donations at this inaugural event. They got nearly 2,000 souls and over $265,ooo in funds. And, most of that money stays here in the Roanoke Valley, helping fight breast cancer.

I knew Komen had hit the big time last October, when NFL players wore pink shoes, hats, arm bands and gloves for the entire month. Chris and I had also done a walk on our 30th anniversary cruise, discovering that Holland America does such an event on the last morning of every single cruise.


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