Saturday, September 19, 2009

Celebration of Life!



For the past 16 years my family and I have taken on the challenge to raise funds in support of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its efforts to END BREAST CANCER FOREVER.  Last Sunday, September 13, 2009 our team The Pink Sisterhood met in Central Park to continue the tradition.

We have participated in this event in honor of three of my sisters (pictured right: Edna, Carmen and Vilma) who, until earlier this year, were all breast cancer survivors.  However in Februrary, my sister Edna went to be with the Lord.  She faced this battle for 28 years with grace and dignity. She inspired all of us to bring attention to this cause and to raise awareness that early detection is the best advocate in this battle.

So this year the event took on a special meaning.  We laced up our sneakers and walked in celebration of her life and of her years of survival, but we also walked to celebrate the continued survivorship of my sisters Carmen and Vilma, and for all of those who are part of this great SISTERHOOD.

We were joined in the park with lots of family and friends!




It was truly a day of CELEBRATION!


Our team was blessed to have been able to raise over $3000 towards the cause.



My siblings and I were so pleased to have such great support for our cause and our team.  We know that we are truly blessed with a wonderful and supportive family, as well as wonderful and supportive friends.

I want to take this time to personally thank ALL of you who participated and supported The Pink Sisterhood in the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®.

The race to end breast cancer is not over yet, and continued support is always appreciated.  If you wish to suppor the team please visit http://www.komennyc.org/site/TR/Race/race2009-wide?team_id=31380&pg=team&fr_id=1170.
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