OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH The American Cancer Society sponsors “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walks throughout the country this month. You can participate whether you’re solo, bring your own friends and family, or walk in spirit with someone who is in an event far away. Regardless, in each instance you will be surrounded by a multitude of caring people taking action to fight this disease, support a survivor, or remember a loved one.
If you have 2016 Earned Runs bibs or REQUEST a set you can schedule and design your own BREAST CANCER AWARENESS walk or run this month. There are a limited number of large PINK RIBBON stickers (image) that will be sent free, 4 PER REQUEST, while supplies last. Thus even if you are unable to make one of the ACS Making Strides organized events, you can bring people “together” to walk for your personal cause. You can invite them to walk in the same location with you or simultaneously in multiple distant locations. The date and time will be determined by you. You may wish to encourage DONATIONS to a breast cancer-related charity as a part of your personally designed event.
A very young breast cancer survivor, Stephanie, who was 25 years old at the time of her diagnosis less than two years ago, inspired this sticker. She underwent surgery and endured chemotherapy, and emerged triumphant over her cancer. This strong young woman wants to gather as many as possible of her friends and family for a walk, but they are scattered across the country. She will use the Earned Runs bibs to organize her personal event, “in spirit”, with all who wish to support her. I will be walking for her that day too, in a distant city.
The sticker, which shows the PINK RIBBON that has come to symbolize the fight to cure breast cancer, has room to write a name or message. Go Steph!!!
Request stickers (4 will be sent) on the REQUEST BIBS/ CONTACT page. If demand is sufficient another order can be made, time permitting.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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