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June 06, 2008

We're Racing for the Cure!

Race_for_the_cure It promises to be a steamy hot day, but tomorrow morning, June 7, members of the DC Metro Moms Blog will join about 45,000 other participants in downtown DC for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure National Race. We are sweating it out and racing for our friends and family members who have battled breast cancer, and so far our team has raised over $2,500. The Susan G. Komen Foundation accepts donations up to two weeks after the race, so you can visit our team site or the general donation site if you want to make a pledge. Three million dollars raised from the 2007 national race stayed in the DC Metro area to fund outreach programs and initiatives specific to the needs here. Sadly, Washington, DC, has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the United States, and we want to do our part to improve the outcomes for women and their families.

We hope you will cheer us on tomorrow, because you know it's going to be a scorcher, but we're getting sticky for a good cause! And as Devra says, "Schvitzing together will be a bonding experience."

DC Metro Moms Blog Team for the Cure

Sara, Sarah and the Good Squad
Mama Bird, Surely You Nest
Linda, Monkey Business
Robin, My Life As It Is
Devra, Parentopia
Sandie, Urban Mama
Leticia, Tech Savvy Mama
Jean, Stimeyland
Jessica, A Parent in Silver Spring
Jessica, A Bushel and a Peck
Jodi, Jodifur
Julie, Darling Hill
Suzie, Confessions of a Not So Well Behaved Woman
Mary, The Fish Pond
Susan, Toddler Planet
Andrea, Andrea's Recipes

We want to send out big thank yous to our sponsor the Gal to Gal Foundation, which assists patients and families battling stage IV breast cancer, and to Baby Brewing for the awesome team t-shirts! Also a big thanks to Hawk & Dove for holding a place for us so we can relax and enjoy brunch after the race!

Original DC Metro Moms post.


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