Thursday, September 4, 2008

Race for the Cure

My friend Katy and I have signed up to do the 5k for the breast cancer run/walk! That's 3.11 miles ;) It's in Newport Beach on Sunday, September 28th! The race we're doing starts at 9:45 and you can sign up to race or donate funds to help support the cause! You're also allowed to bring a stroller along! The kids will be joining me!

Breast cancer is a cause that's very dear to my heart. My next door neighbor and I were very close. She gave me lots of motherly advice, spent lots of time with me when I was a child, and encouraged me in so many ways. I was the Junior bridesmaid in her wedding :) She passed away from breast cancer at 38 when I was 11 years old. Her name was Abbe, who we named our daughter after :)

http://www.komenoc.org/

My fundraiser link if you're so inclined! http://www.ockomen.org/race/rebeccamillsap
Katy's fundraiser link! http://www.ockomen.org/race/runsuperkaterun

4 comments:

Tussany said...

Go, Rebecca and Katy! You inspire me. I'm actually praying about signing up to race, too. We'll see ;)

Chiara said...

I've done this race in past years for my sister and aunt--both survivors of breast cancer. Last year it was ON my birthday! This year, I think I'll sit out with pregnancy nausea, but I encourage anyone thinking about running/walking to enter. It is wonderful!

Schlabach Clan said...

Yay!! I am so proud of you and excited for you. I wish I could join this year....perhaps next year.

The O'Connell Clan said...

Go Katy and Rebecca...awesome!