Running For The Cure…
So it’s official – I’ve signed up for this year’s CIBC Run For The Cure, and have started my fundraising. Last year’s participation taught me that this is one run that’s meant to be about community and camaraderie, rather than competition, so I’ll be walking it with friends, coworkers and family.
The decision to participate was one I didn’t make as lightly as I did last year, when I did it mainly to support the cause and my company’s team. Only afterwards, while talking to my mamá, did I find out that breast cancer was part of the family medical history on my father’s side. Less than a month after that talk, my dear sister-in-law found out that she was joining the estimated 21,200 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.
And just like that, the numbers from all those breast cancer ads and articles stopped being stats, and became people.