5k Running Group!
Today they came over for "garden pizza" and to watch 'The Spirit of the Marathon". A great documentary and motivation before any race day!
Surviving the Race~ I wrote this after attending the Dallas Race for the Cure 8 years ago. At the time I was a survivor of 3 years. This year I will participate as an 11 year ( 2x) survivor. It always amazes me when I am out there as to how many people, family & friends breast cancer affects. Things are a bit different now from when I wrote this so many years ago. My story has changed, my cancer has changed, my life has changed, and yet I am able to run with freedom from it all.
Surviving the Race
Waking early while it is still dark
Arriving with the "pink" pass to park.
Meeting at the survivor tent
Seeing faces of new found friends, as we happily celebrate each one
of us that has made the "race" another year.
Some are doing well, the years are going by,
Some have news their battle has once again begun.
Yet others have lost their fight.
There is a silent bond of courage between all of us.
We embrace, smile, and know
only "we" understand the meaning
of “another year at the race".
As the race begins and you see all the pink hats
You know that you are not in this alone.
Surrounded by thousands, all there for the same purpose,
to Race for you to Race for the Cure.
At the starting line there are runners
who will compete for a "winning" time.
But the true winners here are the "Pink Hats."
They are walking, running, and in wheelchairs,
some are helped by their friends
as she carries her oxygen tank for the 3.2 mile walk.
When the race comes to an end the hundreds of "Pink Hats"
flow to the front of the stage to form a "sea of pink".
There are tears of joy, tears of sadness, and tears of survivors
as hundreds of hands are held together up high.
We stand proud,we stand strong, quietly listening to a special song sung just for us
The SURVIVORS celebrating “another year at the race".
Elayne Minich, cancer survivor-3 years
Dallas Race for the cure,2001, 45,000 participants!
Edited 2009, survivor- 11 years