After I registered to run the Nashville Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, I decided to do it for Team Bright Pink. I wanted to contribute to their educational workshops which teach and inspire young women to be proactive about their health.
Yes, we’re all painfully aware of breast cancer’s existence, but it is a disease that can truly be impacted through taking the right steps for early detection—and early detection can save lives! Something about the idea that I could take steps now to reduce my risk of breast and ovarian cancer really resonated with me. My motivator and running partner, Megan, has been directly affected by breast cancer in her family, and I want to see fewer people suffer. Running with Team Bright Pink is a way that I can directly contribute to that mission.
Fundraising tip for all of my fellow Team Bright Pink: A $20 donation has the power to educate 5 young women through Bright Pink’s online risk assessment tool. This makes $20 a great denomination to request when fundraising. Start by giving $20 yourself, then ask some friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Don’t forget to share your story and fundraising page on social media.
We are in no place to stop — this team has much to accomplish!
Ready to turn your run into something more? Join Team Bright Pink for your next race or fitness competition.