So simply put, I believe in Kismet, in Serendipity. In those moments in life where things align for all the right reasons, whether they be good or bad.
I’ve always said that I had to believe in these concepts, that this was the only way to get through some of the hard things thrown our way, to understand the bigger meaning, something out of control that justifies the crap that happens.
So that my own personal journey with breast cancer started just 2 months prior to this year’s Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, seems like Kismet has once again stepped in.
13 years ago the amazing sister duo of Nancy Walker & Jane Clemence asked all of their gal pals to be a part of their committee for the Race. Their beautiful mother Norma was a survivor and if you knew Norma, we could never say no to that amazing woman! Kalee Doche & I took on the role as marketing and advertising from 2003-2004 and then we became the chairs the following 2 years.
I vividly remember in 2006 standing under the stairs at Amarillo National Bank putting together hundreds of goody bags for the volunteers and survivors, and expressing to the committee that chances are at least 3 of us there that evening would get breast cancer, little did I know it would be me.
In those four years I worked with Susan G Komen under the amazing direction of Tracy Dougherty & Sherry Morrison, and later my bestie Lisa Hoff Davis. It truly has been one of the highlights of my life. My last year as co-chair was September 24, 2006.
Fast forward 10 years. This year’s race is serendipitously (there’s that word again…) on September 24, 2016.
And I will be in that tent, the tent for survivors.
So I’m throwing it down, the gauntlet that is.
I’m challenging each team to double your fundraising goals. And I’m specifically calling out this year’s Team Chair Sara Archer! Come on girl, pick up the gauntlet and let’s do this!!!