Sunday, October 08, 2006

Race For The Cure 2006

posted by John Blanco @ 6:12 PM

 

This morning, Michele and I raced for the cure by participating in the Race For The Cure.

This is the annual charity walk to raise money for breast cancer. Susan G. Komen is a hoss! There are 65K registered for the walk, and it was very clear there were more than that walking. Shoot, there were more than 65K at OUR walk, and there were THREE different walks!

It was 50 degrees when we left the house, and we spent a lot of the time cold. :-) But, Michele and I had a grand time. She bought a scarf and I got a pink bracelet. We walked, stopped for a drink at Safeway, and despite physical pains to our bodies managed to make it to Croc's for lunch before going home.

The walk was great. So many powerful messages to see and hear and especially read while we went. There were even some protesters, for god's sake (literally), near the beginning.

Apparently, the religious findies deeply care about women getting breast cancer. They care so much they are courteous enough to warn that if you get an abortion, your chances of getting breast cancer go up 40%. Just so ya know -- they don't have any anti-abortion agenda they swear it.

Oh, and there's no scientific evidence supporting it. Just one flawed study -- done by a right-wing group.

Shocker.

When we passed by, I took some pictures -- they came out fuzzy because anti-christs can do that to a camera. I also spontaneously raised my fist in the air and yelled, "VOTE RITTER!!"

Good times.

Owwwwww, my body hurts...this is bad stuff.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Julia Schopick said...

For an interesting twist on the topic of the "pinking" of breast cancer awareness, please see the link on my website, http://www.honestmedicine.typepad.com, to the article "Welcome to Cancerland: A Mammogram Leads to a Cult of Pink Kitsch" by Barbara Ehrenreich. (You can access the article by going to the left side of my site, under “articles of importance.”)

This article will give you a different perspective on the topic! It is a classic.

Sincerely,
Julia Schopick
www.honestmedicine.typepad.com

9:44 PM  

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