- Breast cancer research and treatment (via Liz Hurley Ribbon Run and other organizations)
- Premature births (via March of Dimes)
- Military and their families (via Wounded Warrior Project)
|Click the photo to be taken to the page for our virtual race for Team ALI|
Around March and April of each year you will see us raising money for Team ALI (Amazing Little Infants) and March of Dimes. Our team is named after our niece (pictured above) who was born premature in October 2010. We are hosting a virtual race through this Saturday and you can enter by making a $5 donation or more and you will have a chance to win TWO $50 VISA gift cards as well as 10 other prizes pictured here. It is for Ali, my mom, our friend Jenn, and all the other premies out there that are born fighters that WE RUN!
In October each year we raise money to support breast cancer and run the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run here in Huntsville, AL, and last year the run raised over $250,000. We do all that we can to support breast cancer research because our family has been touched by this disease when we lost our sister in law Tanya in March 2008. As a little girl I lost an aunt to breast cancer as well and in just the past six months we lost another aunt to breast cancer. A sweet friend Christa that I made through blogging is a breast cancer survivor so now each year that we do this race I will think of her and thank God for her! Chances are you probably know someone or know of someone that breast cancer has affected and because of that WE RUN.
|The guy in the middle is my best friend who just finished 9 years of service in the Air Force and is now in the Army|
This year we will be running the Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run to support our military and will be fundraising this summer on the blog. Both of Allan's grandfathers served our country during World War II and thankfully both came home after the war without any life threatening or life altering injuries but often in the military this is not the case and the Wounded Warrior Project is there to step in. In 2003 when my best friend left for basic training in the Air Force my strong feelings for supporting our military strengthened. My sister's husband is in the Air Force and this summer when he deploys I hope that he and my sister feel nothing but love and support from their family, friends, and community. It is for the brave men and women who have served, are serving, and will serve our country that WE RUN.
Who or what do YOU RUN for?