We’ve been gearing up for the Race for the Cure and sure enough it’s about time to walk the talk.
On Saturday, we’ll all be meeting on ParkCenter Blvd. in Boise.
I think each of us is doing this for very different reasons but for one cause. We’ve got to lick this ugly thing called breast cancer.
I know that one of my best pals will be on my mind. You’ve heard of her if you follow this blog. Laurel Richter died of breast cancer over 10 years ago, leaving behind three beautiful children and the love of her life, Gary.
Look at this photo of her, doesn’t it seem like she’s talking to you? She was a fantastic communicator!
In fact, if she could she’d be rooting all of us onto the finish line Saturday. But then if you stop to think about it, with her life cut short by breast cancer, we know that nothing is really finished until we find a cure for the disease.
Every year we have that goal in mind as Laurel’s family and friends come together for the annual Laurel’s Luau Fundraiser at Municipal Park. It follows the race on Saturday. There’s a dinner and entertainment to raise money for Mountain States Tumor Institute. The suggested donation is $25 per person.
I feel pretty fortunate to get to share Laurel’s story with you. On Saturday I hope you’ll share your story with all of our viewers. Don’t forget we’ll be broadcasting from 8am-10am. Stop by, tells us why you are racing.
Oh, and let's not forget to keep our eye on the real finish line, the time when we indeed find a cure for breast cancer.