Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Head for the Cure 5K

A few weeks ago, a volunteer with the Head for the Cure Foundation contacted me. She had heard and read about Steve, and she asked if I would put a 5K team together in his memory. 

Of course I answered, "Yes!" What a great way to pull the Run for Steve team back together, add new runners and walkers to the team, and raise money for brain tumor research at M.D. Anderson, where Steve received treatment. And what an appropriate way to honor Steve's memory -- with a sport he loved and the hope for a cure for those cursed brain tumors.

Forty-one of us have already registered for the race, scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Frisco Square. Isn't that awesome?!

I'd like to invite you and your family members to join us on the course -- as runners or walkers (or a little of both) or as supporters along the way. I'll be in touch with team members about T-shirts (if you don't already have a Run for Steve shirt) and a meeting place the day of the race.

If you can't or don't want to come out to the race, you can donate money instead. Money will benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative at M.D. Anderson.

Or, if you can't make it to the race and can't donate right now, you can send good thoughts and prayers to team members. 

Whatever your level and ability to participate (see the details below), please know that our family continues to feel the love from an amazing community -- the incredible group of friends and family members who supported us during Steve's cancer battle, during the immediate days after his death and still today, as our family continues to grieve and adjust to life without Steve here on earth.

Please choose the "Run for Steve Damm" team. (You'll receive a discount for being a team member.)

3. To donate to Head for the Cure, click here.

Our team goal is $1,000. We've already raised $300 thanks to generous friends. Thank you!

Will and Steve after a Dallas Half Marathon (I see this photo in the kitchen every morning. It inspires me to keep setting and working toward goals. It reminds me of the power of friendship. And it makes me smile, even when it makes me cry.)

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