Running for the Cure

My Grandmother was an amazing woman.  She loved to tease and joke around, and I've often told Curtis it's a shame he never met her, because they would have gotten along so well.

My Grandmother fought off breast cancer, had the operation, and we all thought we were in the clear.  It wasn't until a few years had passed that they discovered the cancer had somehow spread.  She had too much cancer, and it was too far along to really do anything about it.

Our family spent three months practically living at the hospital, taking turns sitting by her bed, even if she was sleeping, just so she had some company.  It was hard to see the cancer eat away at my grandmother, someone who's always been so strong and fun loving.  She passed away, and so this year I decided to do the Run for the Cure.

It was such an amazing experience, and I want to thank everyone who sponsored Curtis and I.  Ending breast cancer is a cause close to my heart, as it affects so many women today, along with their friends and family.

There were about 10,000 people participating in the run in Calgary, and about 175,000 across the country.  Over $30 million was raised across the country.  Think of all the good that will do!

It brought tears to my eyes to see the waves of people running the 5 km, all running for someone they loved. We were all one in purpose, and it was powerful to see.


This is one of my favourite photos I took at the run, it sums up what that day was all about:

"I'm running for My Mom."