Next weekend, we are working with Lifespan Cancer Institute to help execute their fundraising 5k. This is the 2nd annual family fun day with nearly 600 participants across the various distances. The event includes a USATF certified 5k, a 1 mile walk, kids races and loads of vendors and health care professionals providing free screenings, advice and more.
As race directors, we get to hear amazing stories as to why people are running – they have overcome disease, fought obesity, come out of abusive relationships, beat addictions – they are all so inspiring. But having been personally touched by cancer – losing two of my closest friends and helping my husband fight his battle, this race hits close to home.
We are excited to be a part of this event, knowing the money raised stays locally and helps families that are going through what we went through – to have that support when you need it most, when you aren’t able to think clearly and you are just focused on putting one foot in front of the other, to get through the battle.
We will be there to help those patients, families, friends and supporters raise funds so that the battle can still be waged. We are excited to watch you put one foot in front of the other again, but in the best way possible. Maybe you thought you would never be able to run again, maybe you used running to get through your cancer treatment, maybe you are running because you now can – whatever your reason, it is the best reason of all.
We have all been touched by cancer in some form. Please consider joining us on Saturday, July 22nd in City Park, Warwick – and come join the race. It is sure to be a day filled with some amazing emotions!