Because True Beauty Does Not Have to Hurry … Ever.

susangkomen1.jpgI have wrote before about a favorite quotation of mine in which Poet Rainer Rilke says, “Go into yourself and see how deep is the place from which your life flows.”

I know for sure that I am not yet there, not even close; I have yet to delve deep enough into the waters that constitute my being.

That being said, I can very easily feel and touch the people in my life who have made their way into that deepest part of my soul — and Bekah is one of them.

I wrote about Bekah, a 23-year-old woman battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for the second time, in a post the other day. Through her thoughts and writings in life, and on her blog, Bekah continues to inspire me and people all over the globe every day. In an effort to honor her truthfully beautiful spirit, my family, friends and I have formed a team for the 2008 Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Our team, Team Bekah: True Beauty, Never Hurries, will be raising money to help fund research for breast cancer, and will be doing so in Bekah’s name (see sidebar on this page).

If you are in the Pittsburgh area, join Team Bekah: True Beauty, Never Hurries today! Come join us on race day, May 11, 2008 where you can run, walk or yell really loudly from the sidelines — we just want to see your faces! And if you cannot make it, sponsor a member of Team Bekah today by making a contribution. You can even visit my personal page and make a gift that will go toward my fund raising goal of at least $500; our team fund raising goal is $5,000!

Please support me, my team, Susan G. Komen and the lovely beauty for whom we all walk and run, Bekah, in this race!!

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises money to fund education, screening and treatment programs for these women and thousands of others in our own community and supports the national search for a cure.

JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER TODAY! EVERY STEP COUNTS!

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Filed under March 2008, Pray, Run

2 responses to “Because True Beauty Does Not Have to Hurry … Ever.

  1. Mom

    I am so thrilled to be a part of this!! Bekah is a true inspiration and this is one small thing that we can do to honor her and all the others who are fighting their battles with this awful disease. What you wrote about Bekah is beautiful. You have been blessed with a talent. I am so proud that this is one of the ways you can use that talent. You spoke in an earlier post about volunteer work and that your goal was to do more work in 2008….well look at how many lives you are touching here….be proud you are already doing more in 2008. xoxo

  2. Amanda

    I am so excited for the Race for the Cure. It is such a great race. I am excited to raise money in Bekah’s name and for Susan G. Komen — it is such a wonderful cause. And, as mom said, your volunteering is underway! I love you.

    xoxo

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