no pink for profit runs/walks for the cure v2.0 (by Laurie)


The miraculous photo in which we all have our eyes open! photo: I. Hendel

There was some incredible coverage in the Ottawa Citizen this year. All the articles listed below were also in the Saturday print version of the paper (for my American friends: the Saturday papers have the highest circulation, as yours do on Sunday):

Seeing red over pink ribbon campaign.

Pink fatigue. 

Think before you pink.

The Citizen also posted a short video to their web site:

(update: I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video on WordPress but you can watch it on my blog, Not Just About Cancer.)

Thanks so much to all the team members (including those who who were not able to attend the walk/run) and to everyone who donated. Special thanks to Andrea (who is the real woman wearing the pinnie in the Citizen photos) for holding my hand through the surreal filming of the video and to our honorary team members, Tim (picked up the team kits and t-shirts) Ian (took photos and custody of our stuff while we walked and Lee (stepped up with kid distraction when it was very much needed).

May we all be healthy and able to do it next year. And may there soon come a time when the Run for the Cure is a thing of the past.


“I’m running for…Deanna, Susan, Judy (and me). 
In memory of Sarah and Rebecca.” 
photo: A. Ross

One Response to no pink for profit runs/walks for the cure v2.0 (by Laurie)

  1. justenjoyhim says:

    Thank you for all your efforts and education, Laurie.

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