You've heard the saying,"everyone has a story".
There's a story behind each and every person who takes part in the "Komen Portland Race For the Cure".
I wonder what yours is.
Mine is about family.
I've written here before about breast cancer survivors close to me; my mother-in-law, Marilyn, and Step-Mother, Suzan Porter.
Sadly, I lost my Step-Mom in February, and this year I will run in her memory.
My father made a generous donation, in her name, to our KGW Race For the Cure Team, Laural's Hardy Racers.
Our team is trying to stay in the top-ten when it comes to team fundraising.
(There are nearly 900-teams right now. More than this time last year.)
Fundraising is important, because it gives "Komen For The Cure" the resources it needs to help those facing breast cancer, and to
fund research that will,we all hope and pray, one day lead to a cure.
Did you know most people who take part in the race don't fund raise?
If we all did, imagine the difference we could make.
The "Komen Portland Race for the Cure" has set an ambitious goal this year of raising three-million dollars.
Together we can do it.
If you would like to donate, you can contribute to the general race fund,or to my team, Laural's Hardy Racers.
Here's a link.
Make a Donation
This year the race is on Sunday, September 23rd. I will be there for the 7th year, and I hope to see you there,too.
I invite you to share your reasons for taking part.
Just head over to the "Komen Portland Race For The Cure" page here on Kgw.com