1 in 8 Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime . . . . . . and Safeco Insurance along with McKenna Insurance want to do something about it. Why do thousands of people come down to Balboa Park, along with the Safeco Insurance Team, to walk/run this annual race? Well, Susan G. Komen answered it best: “We Race Because… One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Because every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. And because, breast cancer knows no boundaries- be it age, gender, socio-economic status..
As a young lad, I played soccer every year from the time I was in kindergarten to about 6th grade (when finally, I was able to switch over to flag football at the grade school I attended). Seems like certificates for participating are more the fashion these days, but back in the ’80s, after the season ended there was an awards ceremony — and at those ceremonies they handed out trophies! Now, for some particular reason, my father really liked it when anyone in the family (including himself) got a trophy — kind of a “bring honor to the family” type deal. With 11..
Total sweat hog (that’s me on the left) after finishing running in the annual breast cancer race on Sunday. This 5k race (3.1 miles) was through the beatiful Balboa Park area. We even got to run down the 163 Freeway (sorry everyone – I hate it too when runners block up the roadways). I was super stoked as I approached the finish line and looked at the timer which read 22:06. Coming down the stretch, I didn’t know what place I was in, but I knew I had to beat the guy next to me. I hit the turbo boost and moved from 67th to 66th position – Yes! I dedicated this race to breast..