I have been fortunate to be a part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in the past. Back in 2011, I trained with my sister-in-law Jenna as she prepared to walk her first 3-Day event. I was fortunate to meet a wonderful group of men and women as I walked Saturdays with them. At the 3-Day, I went out all three days to cheer all of them on. In 2012, Jenna and I decided to crew for the 3-Day and we drove a sweep van. What an amazing experience that was, and we had so much fun together those 3 days. It is truly something I will never forget.
This year, I am excited to have been chosen as a RAC – a Race Ambassador For The Cure. I am going to run the 10k and support this wonderful cause yet again.
Breast cancer has affected my family – both my Aunt Darlene and my grandmother on my mom’s side. Thanks to treatment immediately after diagnosis, she is coming up on 10 years cancer-free. We are so very thankful for this. She was also tested to see if her type of cancer was genetic and it was not.
Although I am only 42, I have already had two mammograms done because of our family history as well as in preparation for fertility treatments we did back in 2009.
Komen Florida Suncoast was founded in 1999 and has funded over $13 million in grants in their history. They fund programs that provide breast cancer education, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up to uninsured and under-insured men and women in out area. They have provided funding for approximately 41,500 mammograms and 1250 cases of breast cancer have been detected and treated. This is amazing.
This year, Race For The Cure is moving to a new location at Carillon Park in St. Petersburg. There will be plenty of parking very close to the start of the race and it will be easy to get to wherever you are coming from in the Tampa Bay area.
The Race For the Cure will take place on Saturday October 11th. Registration is open now for this event. They have a 5K and 10K, both competitive and non-competitive. I will be doing the 10K, which fits perfectly into my marathon training.
I have registered under my friend Steph’s team, TeamJudy. I was very fortunate to meet Steph as part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers and she is pretty amazing. She created TeamJudy in honor of her mom who she lost to breast cancer in 2012. TeamJudy has taken on a life of it’s own as Steph has participated in many events since her mom’s passing and she does her best to keep her mom’s memory alive through helping others. I am honored to be a part of Steph’s team. to learn a little more about Steph and her mom, you can read her post here.
If you would like to register and be a part of TeamJudy, we’d love to have you. You can register here, either on TeamJudy, another team or as an individual. Any registration you do helps in the fight again breast cancer. Please support #TeamJudy!
Disclosure: I am a Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure RAC Pack Ambassador. I received a complimentary entry to the Race for the Cure in exchange for promoting and sharing my race experience. All photos and opinions shared in the race recap are my own.