What I’m Doing
Beginning January 2012, I’m going to run ten 10k races in 10 months for a total of 100k in an effort to raise $100k. These funds will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure which is September 30th 2012. I’ll raise this money through a variety of ways but primarily by selling super cute ‘test yourself’ tees.
Why I’m doing it
10 years ago I lost my mother, Pat Crossman, to breast cancer. This year is also, Pat’s Pride’s tenth year participating in the CIBC Run for The Cure. Our fight continues as it does for so many others. To mark this 10 year anniversary, I have decided to test myself.
However, what began as an ambitious fundraising goal has evolved into a much greater challenge. Beyond the fundraising, this is a physical challenge. Despite running a few 10k runs before, I’m a pretty fair-weather ‘jogger’, so this will definitely test my physical abilities.
Why ‘Test Yourself’
The tagline “Test Yourself” was initially intended to serve as a call to action for women to give themselves self-breast examinations and request breast screening tests from their doctors. ‘Test your girls’ and be proactive about your health. But “Test Yourself” is much more than that. Test Yourself is a movement. It can mean so many things to so many people. Test your abilities, your beliefs, your creativity, your critical thinking, and your physical capabilities.
How will you Test Yourself? Write a book, run for political office, run a marathon, change careers, apply for that job, sit on that Board, go back to school, take a painting class, or live a healthier lifestyle?
Don’t resolve. Dream, Aspire, Achieve.
What you can do
It’s pretty simple. You can make a donation by clicking on my personal page Run for the Cure or buy a t-shirt or maybe two or three. All net profit from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You’ll look super hot and smart all while supporting breast cancer research. You’ll also be letting people know that you’re testing yourself and you expect others to do the same!