This is a sponsored post on behalf of Valpak for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and my experience participating in the event as a breast cancer survivor.
Race for the Cure 2018 in Austin, Texas
Last weekend, my parents, son, and I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Austin, Texas. This is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Through the runs and walks, they are able to raise funding and awareness for breast cancer. Survivors are celebrated and those who are not longer with us are honored as well.
Our walk started at 7:30 am. It was quite early, but here in Texas, you have to beat the heat. We enjoyed walking among the other participants of all ages and abilities. We even saw some cute dogs on the course! I really appreciated the spectators that came out to cheer everyone on as well.
After the walk, my family and I had a good time walking around the Race Village sampling goodies and products from various vendors. There was even a kids area with snacks and activities for the youngest participants.
As a breast cancer survivor, we had access to a special survivors tent with even more food and swag. It was nice having a place to sit and relax after walking a couple of miles.
Vapak Supports Susan G. Komen
As a reminder, Valpak has joined other companies to help share the vision of Susan G. Komen. In order to increase awareness, Valpak’s normally blue envelops will now be pink for the month of October. In addition, Valpak will donate at least $50,000 to Susan G. Komen and encourage other donations and support from local and corporate partners.
So, keep your eye out for your pink Valpak envelops and consider donating or participating in your local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.