Yesterday morning the Cooper family were up early for what would be a very rewarding and humbling day. Our 2 kids were going to run the 5k that Komen were putting on.
We left early with 30 mins to spare thinking we would have plenty of time. Man were we wrong, we could not believe the shear number of people. It was chaos! People dressed in pink from head to toe everywhere. All body types, generations, and genders. Everyone had someone to run for.
This event was extremely eye opening. We were shocked by the number of people that a small town like Hickory can muster up for supporting breast cancer awareness. If you have not been out to watch or participate one of these events, you're missing something special.
Our team T.H.E ran for Through Healing Eyes. This great organization provides breast cancer screenings and eductaion to those that can't afford to get them.
Our dear friend-cycling bud-life mentor Katheryn Harlan is the Founder.
DeFeet donate proceeds of our Pink Ribbon Socks sales to Katheryn every year. Katheryn could not make the race today due to an emergency surgery they night before. I am sure that she will be with us there next year. I can tell you her stregnth is astounding, and it is contagious.
These women and thier families that are battling the horrible disease are such an inspiration. On this day I was reminded that Cancer is very unpredicable, it strikes anyone at anytime. I lost my dad at age 55 to cancer, and it was way too soon.
So what can we do about it? We can live our lives to the fullest, we can be proactive about our health, we can help those that are sick, and we can all run-walk to fight cancer. Ladies, you are so courageous.