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CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

I ran for my bestie

When I heard the words “only 30 more metres” my emotions took over. I crossed the finished line of the CIBC Run for the Cure in tears. A few seconds later I was in my friend Sherrie Mae’s arms sobbing.

Within those last 30 metres I had relived the entire journey I have been on with my bestie through her fight with breast cancer. That morning I got the text from Dani asking me to go over and I knew something was wrong. The night we celebrated the girls with a bye-bye boobies party. The longest day ever: the one when she lost both of her breasts. The text telling me she was cancer free. The tears. The laughter. The hurt. The anger. The silver linings. I relived it all.

This story was originally posted on Life in Pleasantville. Click here to read more about my run.

CIBC run for the cure; breast cancer; mississauga

I ran for my bestie and all the tatas

CIBC run for the cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Sportin’ my Walkers 4 Knockers t-shirt

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Even the pooches were pinked out.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Messages of courage & hope in the Survivors Tent: you’ll never walk alone

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CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Every time I look at this picture my eyes swell with tears. This gentleman was by himself. I couldn’t bring myself to ask him his story as I was a sappy mess just thinking about it.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Strength. Hope. Courage.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Colleen’s, a survivor and key note speaker, dog.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Guest speaker Colleen Curtis and me.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

We fight together.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Colleen’s 92 year old grandmother and the entire Curtis Crew

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Starting line.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Beginning of Run.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Enough said.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

1KM down; 4 to go.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga

Streets flooded with runners.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

Almost there

 

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

My running fairies who sprinkled me with magic jogging glitter

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

After an emotional finish.

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

While stretching after the Run, I realized I wore the same shoes I bought the day after finding out my bestie had breast cancer. http://itsallaboutme.ca/a-mothers-smile/

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

The woman who held me in her arms and let me sob uncontrollably after the Run. xo

CIBC Run for the Cure; breast cancer; mississauga; it's all about me

An incredible $597,000 raised in Mississauga alone.

 

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