Sunday morning of January 31st, the last day of the month. Temperature appeared to be at 63°F but it felt a lot colder. It was pretty early for a Saturday morning along West Palm Beach Waterfront, but you could hear a growing murmur as people walked around, heading towards Meyer Amphitheater.
It all was set up for the largest, most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer in the world to kick off. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015 was on its way, the second of 4 events that will happen in Florida. West Palm Beach has hosted this race for many years, blending the beauty of its waterfront and the brave testimonials of supporters and survivors within the area in a way that transcends generations and interests, bringing people together for just one cause, celebrating life, love and hope.
I personally participate year after year and I can tell the multitude of participants was as big as previous years. It was good to see local companies supporting the event. It always feels comforting when they chip in to help solve the problems humans face because of illnesses.
From beginning to end the outpouring support people showed was strikingly impressive to me. Only for a cause like this one would men accept to transform themselves they way some of them did this Saturday. It proves how conscientious people have become of the need to support the promise the Susan G. Komen organization is all about, fund-raising to educate, helping to investigate, offering breast-cancer screening to women, and treatment. Events like the Race for the Cure play crucial roles in all the advances made in the fight against breast cancer and asserting it, families came together, kids volunteered to hand out water to runners and walkers, even pets showed up with their most gorgeous pink attires.
One of the testimonials next to the Special Tribute board read: “I did not let my diagnosis get me down. Of course, I had my days, but I did not let cancer win. I accepted what I could and fought for my life. Stay positive, stay strong and never give up!“ – Lori Randell, 3-years survivor.
This summary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015 is about staying positive and strong for those who need it most. If you are reading this article and participated today in any events of the race: Thank you for your support. If not, January 2016 might be your chance to start making the difference in the life of a person.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2015 in West Palm Beach helps raise funds for Cancer Treatment, Cancer Research and brings awareness to many!