hi my friends!
I wanted to share something with you:
This is a 5k race that I am running in on June 14- it is a part of the Maine Tri for a Cure- both benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation. I ran last year for the first time and cannot even begin to explain how wonderful it was. First, I was so blessed to have amazing friends and family that donated to my fundraising goal and put me OVER by almost $1000!! I was one of the top fundraisers! Second, it was so beautiful to be a part of a race that was all women. It didn't feel like a "race"- everyone was so encouraging and there was absolutely no competition, just support! Last year, when I crossed the finish line, I had tears streaming down my face- I was that emotional! And most of you know how near and dear to my heart this race, this cause, is. This year it will be 2 years since Jeff's amazing mother passed away. Last year I ran in her honor and plan to do the same this year.
I was thinking the other day-- I'm only 29 and yet Cancer has encroached on the lives of so many people I know and love. I have family members who have had breast cancer. Prostate cancer. A friend's mother who passed from ovarian cancer. And Jeff's mother Jane- which was without a doubt one of the most heart-achingly painful experiences I ever witnessed.
I LOVE that I can help raise money to go towards Cancer research and such an amazing organization.
If you have a second, please go to my page above and donate. Every little bit helps.
thank you thank you xoxo