This past Sunday 12 Sunriver Resort associates and their families teamed up to participate in the Heaven Can Wait 5k Run/Walk to benefit Sara’s Project. Sara’s Project funds research, support services, education and low/no cost breast screenings to promote the early detection of breast cancer in the local community. Over 4,000 people participated in the event!
Drake Park was set up with a Sunriver Marathon tent, free massages for all participants, Jazzercise, breast cancer educators, pink fire trucks and pink firefighters!
The most amazing part of the whole event was right before the race started. The announcers told everyone who was not a breast cancer survivor to kneel down and acknowledge the survivors among us. I was astounded by how many people remained standing…young, old, male and female. We clapped for them as we acknowledged their bravery and ability to fight cancer. The survivors are an inspiration to us all - I will think of them every time I complain about running and how much I hate it. I was extremely proud to share Heaven Can Wait with some of my fellow Sunriver associates and look forward to next year's event.
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