Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure Minneapolis
50 thousand people: Second largest Cure race in the country
$2.5 million raised to fight breast cancer
3,000 women diagnosed in Minnesota every year

Wearing our hearts ... well, not on our sleeve, but on our backs
This was mine this year. Usually I add sister-in-law Mary and several others, but I was hurrying to get to the start of the race. Sigh.

"In Celebration of" ... names of breast cancer survivors
"In Memory of" ... names of those who have died

Seeing the thousands of pink signs on runners and walkers is enough to move one to tears. Many say "In memory of my mother", some list several sisters or aunts.

This one ran just ahead of me at the start:

Children were all "Number 1". I always wonder what their stories are.

A young man pulled a wagon with 3 small children in it. (at the right)

We finished the 5K in around 50 minutes, stopping to take pictures, etc.

Many friends and families gathered after the race for pictures: good to celebrate and record the survivors for another year.

In the afternoon we ran another hour and a half in the park.


peter said...

I ran the RFTC in Minneapolis in 2003 in a driving rainstorm in some suburb up north and I loved it! Good memories!

Beth said...

Looks like you had a great day! I'm sure it was very moving to see everyone and get a glimpse of their story. Great of you to support a great cause!

A Plain Observer said...

what a great race!!! My race Celebrate Life Half Marathon is only 49,300 people behind!!
I love races like this, and the money raised goes to such needed cause.

ShirleyPerly said...

What a great event. Enjoyed all the photos and look forward to seeing you guys in Casper soon!!!

Susie Hemingway said...

Well done to all of you that participated and supported this very worthwhile "race for the cure" how we all know someone who has suffered at the hands of this terrible cancer. God Bless you and your family Sunshine. Oh well done ! XXX

Vickie said...

That's a huge race! And everyone has their story to tell.