Of Food and Love: 5k breast cancer walk Crystal
by Mommy Hobbies
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In my napsack stash
Saturday was a great day. I had the wonderful, awesome privilege of walking a 5k in support of a friend of mine who has breast cancer and will soon be undergoing a bilateral mastectomy. She is 31. My age. Her name is Crystal. I met her at the gym last year while trying to run my way through winter on the dreadmill. We started chatting about California…then she invited me over for a little scrap-booking and our friendship developed from there. We ran a 5k together earlier this year, celebrated 4th of July together with a group of her wonderful friends…she and her husband are such sweet people.
She was one of two special speakers who shared their stories. It was a bit emotional. She is one of the lucky ones. It was by accident that she found that fateful lump. She implored each of us women to make sure we’re checking ourselves monthly and to not make light of such a serious disease. Cancer is no respecter of persons, it will attack who it wants…
Ah, the company of good friends, look how many people showed up for her. It warmed my heart and I’d do it again, for her, too.