nicole daly via Crowdrise
April 11, 2011
BENEFITING: FEEL YOUR BOOBIES FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2011
On Sunday, May 1st, I will be running the Half Marathon portion of the Cox Sports Marathon/Half Marathon in Providence, RI. I had the privilege of running this race last year, and am looking forward to returning to Providence and taking in the sights of one of my favorite cities for 13.1 miles!
This year, I will run to support the “Feel Your Boobies” Foundation. "FYB” is a grass roots, non-profit organization based out of Middletown, PA. The goal of “FYB” is to reach out to young girls who might not normally consider themselves at risk for breast cancer, and let them know that simply “feeling their boobies” can lead to early breast cancer detection. It’s a simple, but effective message – and it’s saving lives!
Returning to Providence, my college town, is always nostalgic for me, and the “Feel Your Boobies” foundation is close to my heart as well. My longtime friend, Cristina Alterio, a breast cancer survivor herself, turned the love and commitment she felt towards this organization into her full time career, and now works for “FYB”. Cristina is my hero, and the strength and determination she displayed during her illness and recuperation will inspire me as I take on the hills of Providence!
The economic downturn has affected many businesses, and unfortunately, “Feel Your Boobies” was no exception. Fewer donations and decreased corporate sponsorships threaten to eliminate their educational programs until there is ample funding to support them.
Please consider supporting me in this endeavor!
With gratitude -