Denver’s Pink VIllage


Jacy Ericson writes, What has about 140,000 legs and is pink all over? This years Susan G.

What has about 140,000 legs and is pink all over? This years Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Komen Race for the Cure started 36 years ago and has raised over $1 billion to help find a cure for breast cancer. With over 100 races in the United States this organization is the world’s largest and most effective network. The 5k walk
un was started after Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she was going to do everything in her power to find a cure for breast cancer. Over 62,000 supporters attended this year’s race and all contributed half of their day to this cause. Although breast cancer is a serious and often fatal disease, the race has an up beat and celebratory feel to it. On the back of many participants shirts were the names of women who they were walking for that day. Some said “I am walking in celebration of:” and others said “I am walking in memory of.” Also many of the walkers, who wore the telltale chemo bandana, walked and laughed in honor of their strength. The sponsors of the race are very generous with free goodies for the participants. In my goodie bag I collected two hats and two chapsticks from the Shane Co., a bag of treats and a water bottle from Safeway, a pink, rhinestone, ribbon pin, a bouquet of flowers from Lehrer’s, and a drink from Fuze. There is an old saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” and this could be applied to finding a cure for breast cancer; It takes a village to find a cure. And the Denver village was out and fighting for this worthwhile cause in force.