The Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure is coming up on June 7 and I won't be able to be there in person. Thanks to the state of my ankle I can't walk it, even though a fellow member of the DC Metro Moms Blog Team will be doing it 8 months pregnant (WOW!). I also have a family obligation out of town on the same day. I was majorly bummed about not being able to be there this year. But leave it to the race organizers to think of everything, because they have an option to Sleep In for the Cure.
You simply register for the race like you normally would. You'll get a shirt and a race number anyway, in case you change your mind, I guess, and a Snooze banner, plus a small gift. Mine was a little box with a travel toothbrush and toothpaste.
My grandmother died in 2006 of breast cancer. She believed in the importance of research for finding cures not just for breast cancer but for any disease that affects us so much that she was participating in a breast cancer drug trial when she died, and she chose to donate her body for medical research after she died. NOTE TO George Washington University Medical Students - I hope you were kind when "learning" from her.
Please join me in supporting the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure. Register yourself. If you can't, please consider supporting me by sponsoring me to Sleep In. Even if all you can do is $10, that $10 will be greatly appreciated, and every single dollar adds up to great things. The link should take you directly to my personal page where you can pledge anything you want help reach my modest goal of $500.
My grandmother would want us to be able to say we found a cure.