Everything happens for a reason, but all too often we do not seize the moments. I am guilty as charged for over thinking and making a mountain out of a molehill when it comes to certain areas of my life – namely my beautiful kids. From conversations I have had with other mamas, I know that we have all been guilty at some point or another of thinking our significant others won’t cope with the kiddlets on their own. You know, that whole thing of men not being able to multi-task. Well, my hat goes off to my man who is awesome at taking care of the kids. I admit he doesn’t always do things my way, but he gets things done – and at the end of the day the kids are clean, fed and most of all happy. I’ve let go of my need to have everything done my way.
Anyways, all that to say that I was offered the chance to run the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure this Sunday in Central Park and I said yes! I have to admit I did agonize for a bit, but the only real issue to consider was if my husband had any conflict in his calendar. Thanks to Local Presenting Sponsor Duane Reade for adding me to their team.
It’s like because I am open to running again, the opportunity presented itself. Serendipity. Seize the moment.
Participation and donations are down significantly for this year’s Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure, our largest fundraiser of the year. As a result, the local breast health screening, treatment, education, outreach, patient navigation and support programs we currently fund are in danger of losing their grants in 2013 because Komen Greater NYC simply will not have the money to fund them. Some of these programs will find funding elsewhere but many will cut back on vital services to women who need them most and, most alarming, some programs will have to close altogether.
If you would like to make a donation in the fight to run cancer out of town, you can do so on their website by clicking the “donate/pledge” button and making your donation under my name if you wish by entering “Ghada”.
See you there!