Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For a GREAT cause

In a little less than two weeks I'll be running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That number is startling to me. I'm sure most of us know someone who has been diagnosed whether it is a family member, close friend or acquaintance.
Until a few years ago, when people talked about loved ones getting cancer, or having personal tragedies occur, I would always think to myself, "That'll never happen to me." Although I don't know what it's like to be diagnosed with breast cancer, I now realize what an ignorant way of thinking that was and God has shown me a different perspective through other areas of my life. Now instead of thinking, "Why me?" I realize I should be thinking "Why NOT me?" Who am I to think I'm different and above such unfortunate events in my life? Cancer shows no favoritism.

I want to give anyone who would like to a chance to donate and help raise money for breast cancer research. CLICK HERE to go to my personal race page and there's a link to make a donation.
Thank you.


15 comments:

Jay @halftime lessons said...

WTG on doing your part, Hollie. We are big supporters of Susan G Komen and St Baldricks.

Found your blog thru Jiggety Jen, and really liked it...making you a reg stop!!

All the best,
Jay

Shannon said...

I'm SO proud of you for raising money! Our Race for the Cure is this Saturday - I raised $1290!!! Crazy-ness, huh?

Rebecca Jo said...

Such a worthy cause! Good for you!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Good for you Hollie! If I lived near you, I would totally run with you! I think, how long is it? JK!

Miss Anne said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

Your post made me smile.. we all need to be aware, and proactive, not to mention "doing something" to support others!

Nice work my friend!

Carolyn said...

I totally agree Hollie, I have walked in the Komen for the past 2 years. Good job!!!

Kristen said...

I'm so proud of you for participating in the race!
One of my best friends was finding out today if her sister has cervical cancer. She told me about it last night and I realized how often we take our health for granted. Way to go on helping the cause!

Monogramchick said...

What a great cause you're running for!
Just found you as I was surfing blog-land tonight. So glad I did, I plan to come back! :)

Rachel said...

We gathered a group of women and man and ran here (well we walked, but whatever =))! Good for you!!

Check my blog - I left you two things - my right now pic and a little award =)!

Joelle said...

So, i saw a commercial last night for some show, lipstick jungle, and i totally think the blonde looks like you! i looked her up-kim raven is her name. anyway, i think you guys could be twinkies.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wow! Good for you, Hollie! My mom is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and I am always amazed at how many wonderful people come together in support of this cause! Thank you!

I'm Just Beachy said...

I just wanted to say thank you for running. It is so important that something is done to find a cure. My mom was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer less than 2 years ago. After a double mastectomy, removal of too many lymph nodes to count, chemo and radiation, the cancer spread to her brain. She has had to endure even more radiation and has most recently had Gamma Knife surgery (not to mention some life threatening complications from her meds. This disease is a b*tch and there is nothing fair about it. We are losing our moms, sisters and friends and it makes me so sad.

Candice McCoy said...

Hey Hollie! Thanks for your sweet comment...made me feel so good. I don't have many people who comment yet, so it was even that much more special. I've really enjoyed reading your blog - you seem like such a neat person.
Way to go for running in Race for the Cure. My Grandma survived breast cancer several years ago so I ran it a couple of weeks ago in Tulsa OK in celebration of her. It was great fun. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for doing such a great thing!

Sandy Toes said...

Such a worthy cause and great reminder for all us women!
-Sandy Toes

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

left you something on my blog :)