Sunday, October 4, 2009

Supporting the Boobs

Today we gathered a group together and supported the boobs (pun intended) by participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure against breast cancer. The weather was crisp and clear and the supporters came out in droves to run a 5K around the University of Victoria.

This is my third year participating in the Run for the Cure and the event always brings to focus the sheer number of people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Participants are given either a white shirt (like the ones that our group wore) or a pink shirt to indicate if the person is a breast cancer survivor. It is simultaneously exciting and emotional to be surrounded by people who have the names of loved ones that they are running for etched onto their race bibs. I ran behind someone who was 'running for sister Sue' for a good portion of the race. In good faith we run because we hope that through the money and awareness raised through events such as this that 'sister Sue' and even Ben's grandmother would be around with us a while longer.

Guys and babies came out to support the boobs too. Don't you love Ben's pink beret?

Renee doing some serious racing!

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Waving to the fans mid-run.

Heidi and her spandexy friend in red.

Michelle closing in on the finish line.

Mom and Lil shot. Don't be sad Lil you can run next year after you master the whole walking thing!