Monday, September 9, 2013

Race For The Cure 2013

Susan G. Komen has taken a bit of a beating over the past year but I'll give them this: they sure know how to throw one hell of a party. I love Race for the Cure!

Today was the perfect blend of gorgeous weather, friendship, charitable giving, sports, a sense of community, and kicking cancer's ass all of which was punctuated by the truly magnificent backdrop of NYC's Central Park. We even got to strike a pose with Senator Chuck Schumer.

I'm sure all Race for the Cure events around the country are highly spirited and well-attended but nothing compares to the energy generated by over 15,000 New Yorkers in the greatest city in the world. I can't describe it. You just have to feel it to get it.  

Team Cool Girls Get Cancer raised $3,062 from 37 supporters. Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming generosity. Next year you'll get your own C.G.G.C shirt if you join the team and run with us!

Finally and most importantly, thank you to the best team ever for making this such a memorable day: Liz, Lisa, Laura, Janet, Karen, Julie, and Andrew!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Here We Go!

Race for the Cure 2012

Tomorrow is the 2013 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure and the C.G.G.C team has raised over $3,000 from 36 supporters!! I have a great team walking/running with me this year: Liz, Lisa, Laura, Janet, Karen, Julie, and Andrew! Next year we will be more!

I found the above picture of Liz and me on the Komen website taken at last year's race which was only 4 months after surgery. We both wore the C.G.G.C tanks that I had made and mine barely fit over the tissue expanders. They were odd-shaped, out of proportion, and rested so high up on my chest I swear sometimes I could taste them. I also didn't realize that I wouldn't or couldn't wear a sports bra and it was quite a challenge fitting 2 other tank tops underneath in order to provide a little more coverage and psychological protection. I'll make sure to do a post on the kinds of sports bras I now wear when I run.

Spoiler Alert: Target!

There's still time to donate to the team (even after the race is over) by clicking on the link below:

Check back later for race day pictures!