The Susan G. Komen for the Cure raises funds to support the Komen Foundation mission of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at 36.
As for my participation, I ran in the 5K event. This was my first attempt at running an official 5K. My time was not that great but the size of the crowd and the fact that those who were walking did not go to the back of the group were contributing factors. In fact, the crowd was so large that I was not able to even jog for about the first 5oo yards and then I had to get completely off the road and run on the sidewalk still dodging people everywhere! My time was 33:40.Following the activities at the Capital Complex in Des Moines we headed over to my Mom's for lunch with the family. BBQ pulled pork was the food fair of the day and my sister Jacki made the best slaw ever!!!!
It was a great day with the family!