Monday, September 29, 2008

Lending HOPE a Hand

And 78 "Leggs" too!
By Sunday morning, "Susan Gregg's Leggs" was 78 members strong!! 60 of whom made it to the Race. The morning was busy and fun and I think very encouraging to my Mom!
She has 12 pink necklaces because that is how many years she has been a "Survivor!"My Dad and Mom. She calls him her "Co-Survivor." They've been married 33 years. True Love.
My Mom is such an inspiration to me. Before, during, and after cancer. We talk daily, and see each other almost as often. I am so blessed to have her 2 blocks away. She is always willing to go the extra mile for her friends and family. When I grow up, I want to be just like her!
The Burns Family
Uncle Andy and Aunt Adrie (and Megan, Molly & Vivi) with Adrie's Mom, Diane - who is also a Breast Cancer Survivor.
My Mom with some of her closest friends. Laurel, Jodi, Jiffy and Judy.
Uncle TJ and Erin ran both with the girls in the Fun Run and in their own 5K!
These 3 are Best Friends and Semi-Pro Racers! Remember the PCRF Run? Megan, Vivian, and Molly were SO excited for their race.
And seriously RAN about 90% of their 1K Fun Run. A lot of which was uphill. I was very impressed! Vivi's parents, Eric and Suzanne are behind them. Along with TJ, Erin, and Daddy with Wyatt in the jogger.
There were over 45,000 people registered for the race. They announced when we were running that over 3 million dollars had been raised already!! Feel the Love.
After the Fun Run, Daddy ran in the 5K pushing Megan and Molly in the jogger.
I stayed behind at the tailgate because our littlest member was pooped! I think this was my Mom's favorite part of the morning.

To Everyone who helped make Susan Gregg's Leggs a success - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Family...friends...family of friends...friends of family. Near, Far, and Virtual. The list goes on and on. I was overwhelmed by the support we received! We are truly blessed to have each and everyone of you in our lives. This is what life - and love - is all about. It doesn't get much better than this! God Bless You! Donations can be made in our team name until October 17th. Just click the pink "Race for the Cure" button at the top right of the blog and then select "General Team Donation."

Believe it or not - considering how eventful the Race was....we have an even BIGGER family event to share with you that happened this weekend too! But for that news...you'll have to check back tomorrow.

5 comments:

Aubs said...

So glad to hear that the race turned out so well! I was thinking of you and praying for all of you yesterday!

Your mom is truly gorgeous and i love that she calls your dad her co-survivor. So sweet and i pray that John and i have that kind of marriage 29 years from now!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful day! I can feel the love. I'm just sorry I wasn't able to be there in person.

Brooke said...

I was so glad to be a part of it! There were so many people and inspirations all around. Your mom is amazing and raised an equally amazing woman. Thanks for including me!

Jenny said...

Wow! What an awesome tribute to your mom and all survivors! I wish I could have been there. We miss you all so much. I feel like we will never meet little Wyatt (who is not so little anymore!)Thanks for sharing life with me. Love you lots.

LACY said...

So AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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