That’s sure what it feels like here in Northwest Arkansas as we gear up for the big day on Saturday!
This time of year (and also in October, of course) I enjoy watching people express their support with all manner of pinkness. I like to mentally give Pink Awards. So far, “Most Creative Use of Pink” is the pink cement mixer I spotted on the road last week. “Bravest Use of Pink” goes to Joe here at work, sporting pink trousers for our wear pink day. “Most Clever Use of Pink” is yet to be finalized, but the pink cups in the fence at Fayetteville Post Office last October are going to be hard to beat.
Aren’t these signs of support incredibly uplifting?! I am so grateful for survivors, co-survivors and supporters who really put themselves out there for the cause.
Today at our work building, we had a dunk tank, a pie in the face booth, and ’Que for the Cause (all food donated by Dickie’s!) I watched my colleagues climb into a dunk tank (in temperature below 50 degrees!) and goad their teams into spending more money ($5 for three balls or $20 for unlimited) to hurl balls at them and dunk them in that miserable water over and over and over. Brrr! Pies went for $5 each and the whipped cream was flying!
I had a blast out in our parking lot (I finally dunked Bruce on about my eighth throw!) I am deeply touched that so many people go to such lengths to support The Cure. I feel the same way about the incredible volunteer army we have pulling off the race!. It looks like the weather may be bad Friday night (perhaps paying it forward for a pretty Saturday?) A heartfelt THANK YOU to the planning and set-up teams who will make our race happens despite rain, wind, and sleep deprivation! On behalf of all survivors…the work you do – the support you provide – makes survivorship easier and brings The Cure closer and closer.
Much love and pinkness…see you at the Race!
*Our Guest Blogger, Marybeth Cornwell is the Honorary Survivor Chair for the 17th Annual Komen Ozark Race for the Cure. Marybeth is the Senior Vice President of Home for Walmart United States and just celebrated her three year cancerversary.