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Race for the Cure (names request)

As I’m sure by now you are aware, I try to support most things that help humankind.Ā  My favorite event of the year is coming up his weekend: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! (to breast cancer).I’ve ran for the last 10 years. I started because my niece had asked me to run with her one year. While I was waiting to start the race, a man and his little boy walked past. The kid must’ve only been 5 or 6. Both had paper signs pinned to the back of their shirts. The man’s said he was running in memory of his wife, and gave her dates of birth and death. The kid’s was much simpler, but enough to wreck my world. His said:

“I run because I miss my mom.”

I ran that year, heartbroken and devastated for that kid. After the race, I caught up to him and his dad in the drink tent. I told the kid how sorry I was about his mom. No kid should ever have to lose their mom in such a horrible way. I also made him a promise: that I would run every year for the rest of my life because he misses his mom. This is my tenth year running, and I’d like to ask all of you that read this to give me the name of anyone you would like for me to run for also. I’m adding names to the shirt I plan to wear. This is my first year running solo, but you’re more than welcome to be part of “The Second Base All-Stars” with me. Just list as many names as you want of people affected by cancer that you know in the comments. I’ll make sure they get on the shirt.

Please reblog this, I want as many names as possible. Every woman matters…every single one.

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14 Comments

  1. tinkadele says:

    That’s great, enjoy the race this weekend! Sending my best wishes. šŸ™‚

  2. athenahm says:

    Please add Paula Holter-Mehren. She is the very best mother-in-law I could ever have wished for, and has been cancer-free for 10 years, but in the back of our minds, we are all scared to death it will one day come back. Thanks for doing this.

  3. Mary says:

    This was your first post that made the wet crap leak from my eyes. I think this was a very inspiring post, thank you! I shared this to my facebook wall.

  4. Judie Stull says:

    Your story was very moving….it certainly touched your heart and you kept a promise. Our world needs more hero’s like you.

  5. Joe Smith says:

    I just realized that I have the wrong date. The race is May 12th for anyone that wants to send me a name.

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