April 24th, 2008
|09:33 am - Cancer Run/Walk [Komen Race for the Cure]|
Over the past year (or, in some cases, longer), my family has been dealing with cancer in various ways. We're not exactly low-risk, I've noticed. This goes for both my "real" family and my extended [ADF, PSA, and other Pagan] one.
The Grove and I have been walking in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Columbus race each may since either romandruid brought it up the first time as a service project for the Grove in 2004. We've had varying attendance throughout the years, but as I've thought more and more about it, I want to make sure that we bounce back to at least 8 people walking with our Grove. At $25 per person, that's $200 for research.
(I'd also like to have people who can't make it or can't walk 5 clicks or who don't want to get up to do it, "Sleep in for the Cure," which entails buying a $25 sponsorship and not bothering to show up.)
The Race is in downtown Columbus, on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 8:00 AM. We usually walk instead of run (we often refer to it as the "amble for the cure" given the speeds we reach), but you can do either.
Please, mark your calendars and let us know if you'll be walking with us (or sleeping in and dreaming about walking with us). Everyone is welcome.
[Oh, for those interested, I've updated Chronarchy.Com.]
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I have a friend doing the 3-day event, where they have to raise $2,200 to participate. This one seems much more reasonable! Good luck!
It is. It's a simple way to participate in something much larger.
Awww, Mariel, I was looking forward to shambling with the lady druid!
Seriously, Mike, count me down. I have that morning off and I'd love to walk it. I'll save some money from my paycheck. Since I can't get to Wellspring this year, I'll need to start finding things out and away from the house so I don't go crazy.
Rock. I think that they're registrations at Polaris, which is convenient for you!
Absolutely. Just register to "sleep in for the cure" and let us know (so we can include it on our Community Service report)
Don't know if I will be able to walk the event, but I will definitely, at least, buy a $25 sponsorship. :)
Rock :) If you choose to "sleep in for the cure", just register and let me/the Grove know that you're . . . um . . . sleeping with us . . .
Sooooo many fun things are running through my head to respond to that one!
K - will do. :)
Indeed, there are many good ways to respond. . .
The very fact that you'll endorse "Sleeping in for the Cure", makes me endrose you. I would of anyway, but that's a hell of a sales pitch, Father Mike.
I have an idea... y'know how it's such a pain to meet everyone to walk together when there are something like 10,000 people gathered in a city block or so? How 'bout you have a Komen sleep-over the night before? You could make it into a cosmology retreat (or movie night for the less ambitious), then carpool (or snag COTA) down to Nationwide so you're already all together.
Fond Memory: Remember how I bought a pink TCG sweat suit from Cafe Press just for the Komen? Oh, and I thought we called it the "meander" for the cure... except for the very end when you have to pass through the cattle gates, at which point it becomes the "cattle drive" for the cure.
Have a ball. I'll miss ya.