Leslie and I attended The Race For The Cure here in Knoxville today. It was a beautiful fall morning a little brisk out but bright and sunny. We have been attending The Race for 17 years now. Since Leslie was diagnosed in 1991 with breast cancer we have been strong supporters of The Race since the first one she helped get off the ground in Toledo in 1993. We talked this morning about the first race in Toledo that had about 500 people attend which was one of the early ones around the country. Since that time The Race for the Cure has grown enormously everywhere. It was a very moving experience today in downtown Knoxville to see over 16,000 plus people support the movement. If you have never been to The Race for The Cure I would encourage you to attend one and see all the women with their pink on at the race. It is a moving experience to be part of one of these events.
Breast cancer touches many families each year. It touched our in 1991 with Leslie’s experience with it. We are thankful every day for her life and being cancer free for so many years.We have been truly blessed as a family.