This weekend, St. Louis, Missouri hosted the annual Susan B. Komen 5K walk/run event downtown by the Gateway Arch to raise funds for breast cancer. This is one of the biggest event held in my hometown. It’s an awe-inspiring, goosebumps on your arms and legs, with shivers up and down your spine kind of feeling seeing hundreds of people gathered together to support one another in their fight against breast cancer, celebrating those who beat the dreaded disease, and in loving memory of those who passed on.

One of Chris’ nurses who was very fond of him as he fought against a very rare type of cancer is now fighting her own battle: breast cancer. While I admire her spunkiness and faith to keep on fighting, I pray for her full recovery and remission. And I truly believe she will and is beating it!

According to the National Cancer Institute: “In 2012, about 227,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer.” While this statistic can be so very frightening, I encourage all women: grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, granddaughters, and friends to stay on top of their monthly breast exams and support each other.

Stay strong in your faith and trust in God, keep believing in your hope and dreams to come true, and love one another as you “Ride On!”

“We have faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.” — 1st Corinthians 13:13.

Ride On!

One Response to “2012 Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer 5K”

  • Karen says:

    I did not get your message until late. It took me a while to wrap my mind around everything before I could comment. My first thought (excuse my french) HOLY CRAP! I do believe in some way or another we do have guardian angels, wether they are in this form or a little voice in our head…the voice from that angel sitting on our shoulders looking out for us.
    The whole time I was reading I kept asking myself, “what is the picture, what is in it?” Boom, there it was. That is, however, where our faith comes in…BELIEVING before SEEING not the other way around. I have a picture on my facebook page that someone shared with me the next day of a cloud…what do you think it looked like? You guessed it, a perfect angel looking over all of us.
    I spoke about that voice we hear in our head…the one that we say is conscience…My oldest son asked me to read this on his computer the other day and I did not really know what to think about it unitl I read your blog. “How scary would it be if the voice inside your head stopped working?” If that voice quits working, then we have lost our way in our faith to keep guiding us on. Our angels and the Man above is that voice, continue to listen to the right voice to continue on the right path. That path may be pumpy sometimes…but you have shown many of us how our faith and that voice in our head can push us through even when there are many times we just want to give up and not listen or care anymore. We all need to keep “Riding On”.

    That angel was with your mom at a time when she needed it and she was there holding your mom’s hand with your sister when God called her “Home”.

    Luv ya friend:)

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