May 12, 2013

.Race to Paradise.

Imagine a place with no cancer. No Breast Cancer. A place with no pain or sadness. Sounds a lot like Paradise right? This is exactly what I imagined when I ran the 5k run, race for a cure yesterday. I ran this race for my mom and all those who are affected by Breast Cancer. Experiencing the feeling of a loved one who's been diagnosed with cancer is not easy. It can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining depending on your role to the loved one. I cannot even imagine what it must feel like to be the fighter (the cancer patient). There are so many procedures my mom has endured in the past 9 months it's overwhelming to keep up with at times. And the truth is, no one prepares us for cancer. Another reason I participated in this event was for the awareness. I know it seems the pink ribbon or quotes like "Fight against Breast Cancer" are so often in front of us but do we really know about it? Do we know what causes it? Do we know what the procedures consist of when diagnosed? Such as Chemotherapy or radiation? What about the side effects? Unfortunately the answer is no in most cases. I've learned a lot about Breast Cancer and I'm still learning. Recently I learned it can strike at a very young age. A close friend of my was diagnosed at age 21. She is now 23 and the strongest young lady I know. Do you have a loved one who is a warrior against breast cancer? If not, or if so, it's time to start educating ourselves on this. I have faith and hope for my mom. The most important thing is to stay strong and know you are not alone in the fight against Breast Cancer.

My Boyfriend Jason and me before the race. He's so supportive. I love him to pieces.

All the people ready to race for a cure!

Getting some motivation from the local cheerleaders

Racing in Paradise!

Jason's dad is a fighter of prostate cancer. He ran in celebration of his dad :)

My mom and me during the first week I was born! :)

I LOVE you mom! :) <3<3

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18 comments:

  1. It is amazing that you did this for all of the women out there who are living with this disease. They would all be proud.
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  2. So beautiful, and such a great cause. I work in the ER and often see patients with cancer and various diseases. It truly is humbling to see how brave, confident, and selfless people can be who are fighting this disease. God bless you & your family & I hope she has the best mothers day! xoxo

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    1. I appreciate that. Working in ER must not be easy! you're doing a great thing helping those in need daily

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  3. I love this article. I wish I could of participated in this event. i might need to move near you soon lol. Fighting cancer is a battle but I can relate to your mother. When we have support and love; we become worries. I know I did and so did your amazing mother. Happy mothers day to your Mami and continue to show the support for us the worriors:)

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    1. :) thanks love...keep your strength girlfriend!

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  4. What an amazing thing you did for your mom and your boyfriend for his dad! You two are so thoughtful!! I had a breast cancer scare when I was 19 when I had lumps removed. I read so much about it just in case they came back as cancer, but Im reminded every day when I see my scars how thankful I am that they weren't cancer. Wow! I don't share that with many people. Too much? Haha! Happy Mother's Day to your beautiful mama!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Prayers to you and your strong fighter mom :)

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    1. aww thank you Amy. I appreciate your prayers. I'm so happy you were able to overcome that incident in your life :) I cannot imagine what that must of felt like to experience that scare. I really appreciate your kind words girly <3

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  5. This is wonderful <3 Such an inspirational post (:

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  6. This is so wonderful! What a beautiful thing you did in honor of your Mom. She sounds like a truly amazing lady.

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  7. Omg, love your blog!

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  8. What an inspiration x Rebecca x

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  9. You are an amazing woman
    great post
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  10. Is it weird that it makes me soo happy that you ran for ur mom! i want to from for my grandma!! You are inspiring and strong!! LOVE your blog!!
    XO

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  11. WOW! How cool that you both did this ;] You are amazing and inspiring to many!!!
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