This weekend, over 16,000 people got together in Boise to race for a cure for breast cancer!
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raised $245,000 dollars...
One of the many teams that participated was called "The Cure" - made up of a girls softball team by the same name, and their coach Roger Birt. Sadly, Roger lost his wife Carol to breast cancer in December.
After losing her, he wasn't sure he wanted to take on coaching - but after some convincing from his three young daughters, he decided it was something Carol would have wanted him to do, and he committed to it. He's so glad he did.
Roger Birt and his daughters
The North Boise softball team was named "The Cure" in honor of Carol. Their uniforms are also pink in her memory. Roger says coaching and being with the girls has been a big source of healing for him. So, the players and parents suggested they take it a step further and do the Race for the Cure with Roger - and this weekend they did! It was just another way to support him through this tough time. Here's a shot of all the parents, families and team members who rallied for the cause on Saturday:
They are all Seven's Heroes!