*with apologies to Crimey
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Guess what I did? I joined a team that is participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Boston on September 7, 2008! This is my first year as a team member, but Team GDT has been around for 5 years, and last year, they were the top, non-corporate team fundraiser – 50 or so women raised more than $80,000 to help find a cure for breast cancer! I am so proud to be a part of the team this year and try to help exceed that amount, and I am really looking forward to spending time with so many friends I’ve never met before (and even some that I have!).
On a personal note, my mother is a 2-year breast cancer survivor, and I am so thankful for the advances in detection, treatment, and rehabilitation that made that possible. The Komen race and Team GDT are a chance for me to give back and help other families who are still struggling with this disease, and, ultimately, to help find a cure so that no more families have to face it.
I’m also planning to run the race, a 5K, which is something I’d never thought I’d do, but I am diligently working the Couch to 5K program, and hopefully by September, I’ll really be able to run the whole thing!
My personal fundraising goal is $500, which I think is definitely attainable. If you’re so inclined, any support would be greatly appreciated. Click here for my individual donation page. If you donate in memory, in honor, or in celebration of someone, and would like me to wear their name on my shirt during the race, I would be honored to do so. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
I’ll be posting a Team GDT page up at the top in a few days, so if you can’t donate now but want to, you can come back whenever you like before the race and do so, or if you just want to check my progress, you can see it there, too.
Thank you for supporting me, Team GDT, and the Komen Foundation.