My first team event was this past Saturday in Newport Beach. I loved the energy (though it was a little pageant-like). Some of you may know that I lost my own mother to ovarian cancer just last year, so it was a particularly emotional event.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about organizations like Susan G. Komen – which give participants a false sense of relief that they are somehow doing really good when it’s more about $$$. My sentiments are very similar to those expressed in this post here and this organization here. The reality is that less than 5% of fundraising money from Susan Komen actually goes to medical research.
What I loved most about the walk though.. was sharing the legacy of loved ones. It was inspiring to see survivors and their daughters walking hand-in-hand. A message that, at the end of the day, let’s try to make it about the people and raise awareness. Here are a few photos to share.