My first 5K is tomorrow and even though I trained for two weeks I did not train to win in the way you may think. I did not sign up to win the race I signed up to win the cause. This 5K race is by Donna Deegan a Jacksonville, Florida resident and 3 time breast cancer survivor who founded the DONNA Foundation to raise money to help assist breast cancer patients who are struggling financially. Donna also has a huge national annual race called DONNA 26.2 The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.
This marathon has become and voted a favorite national charity race by many, including CNN Travels and Women’s Running Magazine. This huge national race includes supporters and runners from all 50 states and 20 countries in which the Donna Foundation pairs with Mayo Clinic to provide funding for research for Mayo Clinics Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program.
My youngest had to try on the official shirt for tomorrow with the gift bag of goodies.
The race I am doing is The Players DONNA 5K held at TPC Sawgrass. It is a race for experienced and inexperienced runners and walkers like me. It will be a hard race, not so much physically but emotionally for me. This race is going to be a big deal for me and something I could not train for. I am running this race for the cause and awareness for others and I am running this race to show how strong I am overcoming the fear of breast cancer. John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”