Team Proud Mary
Hi Team Proud Mary'ers!
Time to turn it up to eleven, y'all! This is Team Proud Mary's 11th year to participate in the incredibly inspiring tribute and fundraising event towards fighting brain tumors/cancer in spirit and honor of our mom, Mary, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme and lost her battle after 11 hard fought months. Eleven months. They say the number 11 is a master number, an intuitive number dynamic and capable when its sights are set on a concrete goal. Here we are 11 years later -- strong, capable, sights set on doing our part to find a cure.
Many of us have become connected to the familiar strangers who share that Sunday morning with us – celebrating life and remembering loved ones. They almost feel like family. We have compassion for the survivors who find the strength and will to stand and walk across that finish line. We raise monies in charity towards research that benefits brain cancer and other cancers alike. And, we hold in our consciousness those we’ve lost to this unforgiving disease. Words really cannot convey how much this meant to our mom, who was able to give thanks to those first runners in DC as we took care of her in Denver.
This year and each year to come, we run not in the shadows of her passing but in celebration of her life -- all that she was, is, and forever will be. We carry her forward and run in her place. We continue her fight against a horrific cancer in the hope that one day there will be a cure.
So, strap on your tennies and join the team in tribute to an extremely worthy cause. Like last year, we will have team t-shirts.
Let's toast to life by enjoying a morning together, running/walking for a great cause. Your participation and support means more than words can express! Thank you for being a part of the team!!!
Turn it up to 11!