Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lovin' Living' in NY today!

Besides that it is an absolutely GORGEOUS day today (I'm going running in Flushing Meadows Park in a few minutes), I just love seeing vendors selling lulavim, etrogim and sukkah decorations right on the street! The entire Main St here in KGH is like a Sukkot fair; it has gotten me into the mood for the chag. Chag Sameach to all my readers!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Race for the Cure

Today I ran in the Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen organization does tremendous work for breast cancer awareness.

Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

This was my first time participating in an event like this. There were thousands of runners; men, women and children. Many people had pink tags with the names of people they were running in honor or in memory of. I was tearing up reading some of them; wives, mothers. There were many teams running to support a friend or relative with breast cancer. It was such an inspirational event. I was emotionally overwhelmed. All survivors wore special pink t-shirts and received pink leis and pink carnations at the end. There were also many special gifts from the vendors just for survivors.

The energy and vibe during the run was terrific - everyone was smiling and cheering all throughout. All the volunteers and organizers were making sure everything ran smoothly.
It was especially touching to see so many breast cancer survivors running.

I was also pleasantly surprised at the amazing support I received from my family and friends. I raised over $900!

It was a really wonderful event and I hope to participate again!