For those of you who don't know, our family lost my grandpa, Don Light, to Pancreatic Cancer in February of 2008. While we all miss him (understatement of the year), this is not meant to be a sad post.
However, I do want people to know that Pancreatic Cancer (like all cancers) is very serious. According to Wikipedia, "...it is estimated about 43,140 individuals will be diagnosed with this condition" by the end of 2010. Less than 5% of those will be alive in 5 years. Grim? Yes.
They call it the 'silent' disease because by the time you have symptoms you are usually in the later stages of the disease. Find symptoms here.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
This was the second year for the race. I ran with my family last year . Last year there were only about 400 participants. This year they came close to 800! Will they double it again next year? I hope so!
|Before the race.|
|Runners to your mark. Get set.|
|Chloe sporting her pancan purple.|
|My favorite part of a race!|
|I am running in this picture...doesn't look like it.|
|Passing that whipper snapper.|
|My running made her sleepy...or getting up at 6:45 did?|
|Looks like I'm winning. I'm not.|
|This skinny lady is passing me.|
I want the record to show I beat her skinny a$$ and her fake tatas by quite a bit.
|I'm exhausted here. It's 3 miles into the race.|
|Don't judge my time. I had a baby 4 months ago!|
(At least that's what I'm telling myself.)
|Walk it off.|
|After the race. Chloe is asleep and you can't see her :(|
|Pancan purple nails.|