Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mainely Running Runs for the Cure!

I think we'd be hard pressed to find someone who's life has not been touched by breast cancer.

I stood by Linda, one of my dearest friends, 10 years ago as she had a random hair stylist shave her head in preparation for the hair loss associated with chemo (and by random I mean not her own stylist as that would have been too emotional). Our rationale was that if Linda had her head shaved she would be in control! This October Linda will celebrate 10 cancer free years on a 2 week trip to Europe with many of the people who surrounded her and supported her during her treatment.

All three of us Mainely Running women sat in the surgical waiting room of Eastern Maine Medical Center this past winter as our friend's mom, Beth, underwent a double mastectomy. Beth spent much of the past year recuperating ~ and running! When I last saw her in late June she was up to 2 miles!

We could list others we know personally or peripherally. The list unfortunately is quite long. That is why the women of Mainely Running, many of whom will tackle their first 5k, are Running for the Cure as a team on September 18th in downtown Bangor to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

You, too, can support the Susan G. Komen Foundation in several ways. You can join our team, make a donation to our team, make a donation to an individual on our team or do all of the above. Simply visit our team page, or click the link in the sidebar of this site, and we'll walk ~ or run ~ you through the rest.

And, if you're so inclined, tell us for whom you will run the Race for the Cure in a comment below.

Previously on Mainely Running