Omigod I’m going to run 5km!

The move to Wyoming means Doug and I will not be in Ottawa for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure on October 5th. We have both signed up as members of my mum’s team (Mighty Mary’s Miracle), though, and we will be running 5km on October 5th. I have never been a runner before, but since finishing grad school and finding out my mum was going to be ok, something clicked in me and I have become much more concerned with health and fitness. I have started a walk-to-run programme and by late September I will have completed the 12-week course and be ready to rock a 5km (even with the change of location!). Doug is going to record our route on the GPS and we will post it along with photos of the route and us in our PINK running gear (I just bought a top in dayglo neon pink!).

If you would like to contribute to our fundraising coffers we would be very grateful. We’re putting aside all our spare change these days to donate. Every little bit helps, right?! I really support the CBCF and I know first-hand how research dollars affect the individual: I truly believe that if it weren’t for the amazing advances in breast cancer treatments over the past few years, my mum and many women like her would not have had the same fighting chance.

To donate to Doug or I please go to: and enter our names and “Ottawa-Gatineau” location in the appropriate boxes.

Thanks so much for your help!

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