This is a sponsored post on behalf of Valpak and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2018 about why breast cancer awareness is important to me and why I participate in Race for the Cure.
Why I Participated in Race for Cure (Pre-cancer)
I grew up knowing I had a family history of breast cancer. Unfortunately, two of my dad’s sisters died of breast cancer when they were young. One was in her 30s and the other was in her 40s. In addition, I had known and heard of many others who faced with breast cancer.
When possible, I walked or ran in the local Race for the Cure 5K in order to show support, remember those that were no longer with us, and to contribute towards funds to help the women and men affected by breast cancer.
Participating in Race for the Cure as a Breast Cancer Survivor
Then, in 2009, I was no longer just a supporter, I became a breast cancer survivor.
I ran/walked in my first post-cancer Race for the Cure in 2010. That was quite a different experience than running as a supporter. During the run, I proudly wore my survivor gear and received lots of words of encouragement and thoughtful glances. Throughout, I continued to keep in mind those that were still in the fight and those who are no longer with us.
Austin Breast Cancer Survivor Participates in Race for the Cure
Now, almost 9 years after my breast cancer diagnosis, I continue to participate in the Race for the Cure to not only show support, remember, and contribute to the cause but now I hope I’m an inspiration to others.
Even after a bilateral mastectomy, several other related surgeries, chemotherapy, and recurring doctor’s checkups and scans, I’m still here. I’m working hard to live my life to the fullest, help others, and be here for my family.
Race for the Cure, Austin, Texas 2018
This year, my family and I will participate in the Race for the Cure in Austin, Texas. Will you be there?
I encourage you to get involved by finding your local Race for Cure and/or donating for continued support and research of breast cancer.
Join Valpak in the fight against breast cancer and run, walk, partner, or donate to the Race for the Cure.
Race for the Cure 2018 Promo Code
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Race for the Cure 2018 Dates and Cities
|Birmingham, AL — Sat, October 13
Newport Beach, CA — Sat, September 22
* San Diego, CA — November 16 – 18
San Francisco, CA — Sun, September 30
Fresno, CA — Sun, October
Temecula, CA — Sun, October 14
Colorado Springs, CO — Sun, September 9
Denver, CO — Sun, September 30
Washington, DC — Sat, September 8
Miami, FL — Sat, October 20
* Atlanta, GA — October 12 – 14
Honolulu, HI — Sun, October 14
Des Moines, IA — Sun, October 28
Coeur d’Alene, ID — Sun, September 16
Bloomington, IL — Sat, September 8
Evansville, IN — Sun, September 30
Terre Haute, IN — Sat, October 6
Overland Park, KS — Sat, October 6
Louisville, KY — Sat, October 13
Lexington, KY — Sat, October 27
Monroe, LA — Sat, September 15
Bossier City, LA — Sat, September 29
New Orleans, LA — Sat, October 20
Columbia, MD — Sat, October 13
* Commerce Township, MI — August 3 – 5
Grand Rapids, MI — Sat, September 15
* Twin Cities, MN — August 17 – 19
Missoula, MT — Sat, October 13
Hickory, NC — Sat, September 29
Charlotte, NC — Sat, October 6
Omaha, NE — Sun, October 7
Reno, NV — Sun, October 14
|Albany, NY — Sat, October 6
Cleveland, OH — Sat, August 18
Findlay, OH — Sat, September 29
Toledo, OH — Sun, September 30
Cincinnati, OH — Sun, September 30
Akron, OH — Sat, October 13
Athens, OH — Sun, October 14
Tulsa, OK — Sat, September 29
Oklahoma, OK — Sat, October 20
* Philadelphia, PA — September 28 – 30
Scranton, PA — Sat, September 15
Greenville, SC — Sat, September 29
Sioux Falls, SD — Sun, September 23
Cookeville, TN — Sat, September 8
Chattanooga, TN — Sun, October 14
Memphis, TN — Sat, October 27
Brentwood, TN — Sat, October 27
Knoxville, TN — Sat, October 27
Amarillo, TX — Sat, September 22
Austin, TX — Sun, September 30
Lubbock, TX — Sat, October 6
Houston, TX — Sat, October 6
Wichita Falls, TX — Sat, October 6
Waco, TX — Sat, October 20
Dallas, TX — Sat, October 27
* Dallas, TX — November 2 – 4
Salt Lake City, UT — Sat, October 6
Virginia Beach, VA — Sat, October 13
Manchester, VT — Sat, July 21
* Seattle, WA — September 14 – 16
Wausau, WI — Sun, August 12
Milwaukee, WI — Sun, September 23