This post is sponsored by Valpak.
It was a warm Sunday morning in September, when I checked in for the Susan G. Komen Orange County’s Race for the Cure at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Since I’m not an early riser, I signed up for the 9:45 am start time. After visiting the registration booth, I put on my Valpak t-shirt, pinned my personal Race For the Cure badge on my back and went to the starting line. At the sound of the bell, I joined over 15,000 breast cancer survivors, supporters and volunteers from all over Orange County in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In its 27th year, this year’s Race called for supporters to “Be More Than Pink”!
A day of hope, celebration and courage, the race brought the local community together to inspire hope for those fighting breast cancer, celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. I observed people of all ages, races and ethnicities walking for the cure! Even this cute Shepherd dog got in on the action!