08 June 2009

More Than Just a Family Fun Run!

Last Saturday, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure North Texas 5K drew thousands of supporters to the Shops at Legacy and the Legacy Campus of EDS in Plano. DallasChild staffers were out in full force — many readers stopped by our booth located next to the stage to say hello and talk about our June issues (in addition to signing up to win a free iPod Nano!).

The above photo is of our sponsor booth and of Claudia, Jenny, Kendall and Kendall's dedicated and helpful mother. What you can't see is the yummy stack of mini cookies provided by Tart Bakery. It was difficult to restrain myself from eating them by the handful prior to running the race! Claudia and I are in the second photo at right.

Four of us took to the start line, while Jenny manned the DallasChild station. Claudia and I set a goal to run as much of the race as possible — it was her inaugural 5K, and she was bound and determined to run. And she did! We both crossed the finish line together with smiles on our faces, but not after swapping stories of friends and relatives stricken with breast cancer. That's what I love most about this race; it's a time to honor survivors and those women (and men!) who lost their battle, and it's a time to honor your own body with a healthy dose of exercise and camaraderie.

Afterwards, we toasted our accomplishments at the DallasChild booth with cookies and lots of yummy freebies from adjacent tents and sponsors.

Thank you everyone who stopped by our booth to say hello! You will find us out again at the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen For the Cure at NorthPark Center in October. Keep your eyes out for another post with more information on how to join our running/walking teams!