Monday, August 23, 2010

Komen Race For A Cure 2010

Cutest cookie made by my sister Diane


(This is an email I sent out tonight, but I'm sure I missed many people, so I'm posting it here too)

I hope you will consider joining our team for the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure on Sunday, October 10th in Phoenix.  That's 10/10/2010!

Nick and I have been shocked at the number of women we know, especially young women, battling breast cancer. Personally, I know ten women, including me, fighting this disease.  One of these women, Pat Mersiowsky, is a sweet friend and sorority sister of mine from University of Arizona. Pat is married to an amazing man named Andy, who happens to be a UofA fraternity brother of Nick's.  Is that wild or what?  Pat and Andy live in Phoenix and have a gorgeous brood of four young kids. Pat has been keeping a blog of her experiences since diagnosis, www.caringbridge.org/visit/patmersiowsky  I think you will fall in love with Pat and her family as they are genuinely, wonderful people.

Our sorority sister, Marcy Mills Labahn, has organized a team for the Komen Race for Pat and me.  We hope to raise money for cancer education, screening, treatment and research.  Marcy is also arranging a get-together Saturday night before the race and team t-shirts.  She set a fund raising goal of $3500, but I'm sure we'll raise more.  Please don't feel like you need to hit up your friends for donations, just your $30 registration fee would be a great contribution.  And, if you are out of town and can't participate, you can also make a small donation to our team in your absence.  




Please register under the team name ‘Oh Pat and Kiki.’ (The team name is a play on a Kappa Kappa Gamma rush song.) The key is participation - there is no additional fundraising required. We look forward to getting as many people out there as possible on October 10th.
For those of you on Facebook, Marcy has set-up a Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oh-Pat-and-Kiki-Phoenix-Komen-Race-2010/118699224844649?ref=sgm
If you’d like to contact Marcy directly, feel free to email her at:  millsmarcy@yahoo.com
As the event draws closer, we will be back in touch to inform of Saturday night's festivities and Sunday morning's (race day) meeting place.  
Thank you in advance for your love and support.  
As always,
-kristin

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