Erin Curtiss via Crowdrise
September 24, 2012
Erin Runs New York!
As many of you know, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. To celebrate her strength and battle against this horrible disease, I am running the New York Marathon on November 4, 2012!
I am very excited about the race but also very excited that I will be running with the The Pink Agenda team to raise money to continue the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Agenda is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer care and research and awareness of the disease among young professionals. You can learn more about The Pink Agenda here: http://www.thepinkagenda.org/
Today, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women. While I am optimistic that my Mom's battle with breast cancer will soon be won, the fight to find a cure is far from over.
It has been the love and support of all of my amazing friends and family that have gotten me through this year and I know it will be that same love and support that propels me all 26.2 miles of the marathon course! I have decided that the best way to honor my Mom's bravery is to make my own health and fitness a priority. To that goal I finished my first sprint triathlon in May, will be competing in a Half Ironman in September....all leading up to the run of a life time across all five boroughs of New York in November!
Checkout my blog at www.erinrunsnewyork.blogspot.com
......and also check out this great award that Athleta gave me at my first triathlon! http://www.athleta.net/2012/05/23/athleta-power-to-the-she-award-lake-las-vegas-2012/
Thank you for your support!
ABOUT THE PINK AGENDA:
The Pink Agenda is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization committed to raising money for breast cancer care and research and awareness of the disease among young professionals. We hope that our efforts will not only expedite the eventual discovery of a cure for the disease, but that our awareness-raising will result in earlier detection, as well as an understanding of where to go for support and resources if ever faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.
For all of the strides that have been made in the fight against breast cancer, young professionals have remained largely underengaged and underutilized in the search for a cure. We’re endeavoring to change that by raising money, raising awareness, and raising hell. That’s our agenda.