Monday, July 13, 2009

My lastest project . . . What's on your boxers?

I like to . . . volunteer. And I'm super exite about this most recent project. This one pays a great tribute to my sweet grandmother Evelyn who passed away last year. My grandma was a strong woman. She might not of thought of herself in that manner, but she as a great role model. And, she was a multi-cancer survivor including colon cancer and breast cancer.

That leads to the introduction of my latest project. I've volunteered my time to the Douglas/Sarpy County Colon Task Force to launch the inaugural Boxer 500 - A SHORT Run to Fight Colon Cancer. It is a 5K Fun Run/Walk featuring participants in boxer shorts. They are completely optional of course, but I can't wait to see all of the fabulous boxers at the event.

Next year, the Boxer will migrate to the nationally branded event - the Undy 5000 an event coordinated by the Colon Cancer Alliance.

This year's event will be Sunday, August 9th at Walnut Creek in Papillion, Nebraska. Registration is online at http://www.omaharun.org/.



And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the other large project the week prior at Haworth Park in Bellevue, Nebraska the 6th Annual Wear Yellow Ride and Walk on Saturday, August 1st. New this year is the addition of the 1Mile walk along the river front. You can ride, you can walk or you can simply come and eat pancakes! This is the premier event of Wear Yellow Nebraska of which I am excited to be a founding member of the non-profit. More about the Wear Yellow event is online at www.livestrongarmyomaha.blogspot.com/.

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