As I do every year … did the Run for the Cure again this last weekend. And while I don’t dig the monetization of cancer, there is plenty that I do dig …
I LOVE that this is an event that is dedicated to ALIVENESS. To supporting, calling forth, even demanding … that people BE FULLY ALIVE, that they choose IN: to life, to activities, to exercise, to supporting those with cancer. What’s not to love about that?
Each year leading up to it I feel meh … like, really, am I going to do this again?
And then each year, when I get down there and I look into the faces of the fighters, the survivors (you can usually tell the difference by their hair length), and the supporters, the people that love someone who is fighting or has fought their way out of cancer’s nasty grip – I am, once again, moved to tears, of joy and gratitude, that we talk about this disease, that we don’t behave like it is something to hide, or something to be ashamed of, or something to face alone.
This is an amazing 12,000+ community of people that say … you can do it, I know you can, and I will stand along side you as you do. I have got your back.
That is something I can get behind.
To get a feeling of what it was like … check out this 30 second video of me describing what the experience was like for me.