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I am raising money for the University of Virginia Cancer Care Breast Care Program in Charlottesville, VA

Hi everyone! 
I am participating in the Charlotttesville Women's Four Miler race on Saturday, September 4, 2010.  I will be running with over 3500 other women to raise money for breast cancer programs in the local Charlottesville community.  Specifically, money from the Women's Four Miler benefits:

  • Mamograms for underprivleged women
  • Seed funding for research
  • Care packages for newly diagnosed patients
  • Supportive resources for African American women

I've always been more aware of breast cancer than the average girl.  My lovely mother, a mammographer, has been a great role model for understanding the role of screening and early detection.  I couldn't be prouder of the great mammmography work that she does.  If you can't go to her for your mammogram, I hope that you can find someone just as great. Breast cancer has also affected a number of friends and family members.  Some of those friends are still with me today due to the resources like what the Breast Care Program provides.  While we can buy any number of pink things to "support the fight against breast cancer", your contributions are making a direct impact in my community.

And just to reassure you, your money won't go to waste.  To show you how committed I am, I have been rising at 6:45 each Saturday morning since mid June to report to the Women's Four Miler Training Program.  While it's been a great time and I've gained a lot of confidence, I've given up a bit of sleep!  So the next Saturday morning you're enjoying your coffee and newspaper, think of me running 2 or more miles in 80 degrees with lots of humidity!

Thanks for your support!
Laura

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