- Me, Theo and Don at the 2008 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Photo by Elaine Schultz.
It’s hard to believe it’s May already. And our recent, ongoing weather here in Michigan — cold, rain, cold, rain, repeat — hasn’t helped us feel like Spring has sprung. But it will.
May means the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is only a couple weeks away. This year’s event is Saturday, May 21. It begins and ends at Comerica Park.
If you haven’t yet signed up for this year’s 5K walk, now’s the time. I mean REALLY the time. Today is the LAST DAY.
I can’t say enough about this event. It’s exhilirating. The people, the survivors and their family and friends, the pervasive feeling of hope and strength that is in the air. And the progress that has been made through the funds raised through these events — let me tell you, it really is going to the right place. My doctors have told me on more than one occasion that it is this money — from this event and the hundreds of others like it — poured into breast cancer research over the years that is giving women like me a hope and a future.
These events, the camaraderie, the friendships made, the information shared, and the funding-raising efforts that go to research better treatments and one day END this disease, I truly believe, are God at work through His people. My sister Julie sent me this verse from the Bible a couple weeks back and I think it says it all:
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
You will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
God’s people doing His work here on earth. And the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is just a small — but very important — piece of the pie.
Hope to see you there!
Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson