Monday, July 30, 2012

Head for the Cure

After my last (first) 5K, I thought I had thrown in my racing towel for the year and wouldn’t run another race until after Margaret made his / her appearance.  But, I am excited to say that is not the case. 

I am going to be running another 5K – Head for the Cure. 

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From their email:

Head for the Cure seeks to raise awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Each year, nearly 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Through fundraising and donations, Head for the Cure is able to donate 90% of the proceeds from events to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative. By doing this, Head for the Cure is working to find new treatments for those diagnosed with malignant brain tumors.

Last year, during the Metro Kansas City 5K, Head for the Cure had 4,000 participants and rose over $300,000. This year marks a milestone for Head for the Cure as it is our 10th year. This year’s race will be held on Sunday, August 26 at 8 a.m. in Corporate Woods. The race is one of the area’s biggest and most fun races, especially for families and groups of friends. It’s a time when those battling brain tumors, those wanting to help beat brain cancer and anyone up for doing something for a good cause can come together to raise funds.

After I read that I jumped at the chance to be a part of something so awesome!  I know that many times I feel powerless when it comes to fighting things like cancer, but small actions like this can add up to make a difference. 

To find more out on their Facebook page, click here.

To register for the race, click here.  FYI – registration is $25 up to August 6th. 

Let me know if  you sign up – Margaret and I are always looking for running buddies! 

Sunday Funday

Sunday flew by.  We made breakfast for my parents, Kauffman, and Hallaway. (And the elephant and the tiger.  Rawr)

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Watermelon, zucchini muffins, and Dan’s “garbage” (pretty much a breakfast scramble on steroids).

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Then I packed up the kids, my mom, and grandma and headed to my cousin’s baby shower. 

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I thought I would be enthralled in all the presents, as they are obviously more applicable to my life now, but I was a little preoccupied with the children.  Kauffman and I shared some food.

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After delivering everyone back home, I got home to a house that smelled like pot roast.  Dan had cooked a feast and invited our friends Ashley and Brady over for dinner. 

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I fell asleep watching the Olympics. 

This week is going to be super busy – but we leave for vacation on Saturday, so I hope super busy turns into super fast. 

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