As the CIBC Run for the Cure gets closer, my daughter and I continue to train. Being able to complete the run is important but the event is also a moment to create awareness and celebrate those women who inspire us to run. We have our running gear but are also working on an outfit to get the message out.
Many participants get their pink on as a sign of solidarity and support. There’s even a shoe decorating challenge. We are hoping to add some pink to our running outfit with your help. We want to create a tutu made from pink ribbon and on each ribbon will be your name and the name of others in our EverythingMom community. For each two-dollar donation we will add your name, your daughter’s name, or the name of a woman important to you, to a pink ribbon on our tutu. With your donation we’ll be running in a tutu for you.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is just that, a run, so my daughter and I wanted to add something to give our run a boost while having some fun. Along with our pink tutu for you we’re adding wings to our shoes, like the Olypmic god Hermes. I think the inspiration came from watching the movie Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The winged shoes give Hermes the ability to move anywhere, fast. As the personal herald to Zeus,Hermes has the important role of messenger. That is sort of what my daughter and I are doing, sharing the message that we can all work together toward a future without breast cancer for our daughters. I used this wing pattern found on Craftster. You can follow the tutorial to make your own winged shoes. I used white foam (easier to cut and work with) and printed a pattern at both 100% and 150% to make our wings a little bigger. Then just lace the wings onto your shoes.
If you’re looking to help in a bigger way, you can also join us and run with the EverythingMom team, register yourself or your own team or even volunteer. You can also join the conversation on twitter and facebook. Support the bloggers participating in the challenge by following the hashtag #CIBCRunfortheCure.
Even if you cannot join us at the CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30, 2012, you can be there in spirit. Simply contribute two dollars to our team on behalf of yourself, your daughter, or any woman in your life. We’re running for the hope that our daughters won’t be a statistic in the future. Who do you want us to run for?
This post is sponsored by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.