Today I really got excited about what the 7th Annual Conquer Cancer Run means. In baseball terms, it's covering all the bases. It is raising money to fight cancer through early detection and education.
In a light drizzle at St. Vincent's 119 the American Cancer Society Junior Executive Board and I recorded the latest promo to ask people to join us in the fight against cancer.
Even though we got a little wet and it was cold, I could see the determination in their eyes too! We all want to put a stop to cancer, so that the next generation doesn't have to go through the heartache the disease can bring.
Back to the bases. This event is important for survivors to be encouraged as well as caretakers and family member of cancer victims. There is something comforting about talking to another person who has shared the same road.
It's also a reminder that staying fit and keeping the weight down can also help prevent cancer. For those battling cancer studies find exercise helps them live a more comfortable, productive and prolonged life.
The race will also help spread encouragement to those fighting right now that they are not alone. With each step we take in the race it will be devoted to those who can not run with us. My steps are dedicated to those in chemo chairs.
Join us rain or shine on January 29th. After all, we'll have a fun area for children, information from medical professionals, 99 dollar mammograms and don't forget the free food!
See you at the race!