Houston’s Komen Race for the Cure 2011

Tomorrow, October, 1, 2011, begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Therefore, it is only fitting that over 31,000 inspired individuals will join in Downtown Houston for one common goal: A Cure for Breast Cancer.

Opening Ceremonies for Houston’s 21st Annual Komen Race for the Cure will begin tomorrow morning at 7:45 near Sam Houston Park with the release of the memorial birds. The competitive run, non-competitive walk/run and family walk/run all begin in the 8 a.m. hour; a survivor’s celebration begins at 10 a.m. in Sam Houston Park.

To honor the survivors and supporters attending or participating in the race tomorrow and the memories of those that have lost their battle with breast cancer, we offer this race tribute poem, written by Jill Eisnaugle:

An Angel’s View

Upon the stars, above the clouds
An angel looked towards earth
She eyed a sight to make all proud
So right and full of worth
From south to north and shore to shore
The world joined arms as one
Bound by a prayer that evermore
Has fueled our pledge to run

The angel wiped a simple tear
As friends and families jogged
Upon the roadways, far and near
Hope marked each mile logged
Lives stirred to act for common good
Hearts moved with sheer delight
Their purpose clearly understood
To never quit the fight

Upon the stars, through Heaven’s gate
An angel’s smile beamed
She knew that others dealt her fate
Would find their lives redeemed
Thanks to the caring hearts that race
So selflessly and sure
Promising one day, we’ll erase
Breast cancer with a Cure!
© 2010 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection

We extend our blessings and best wishes to everyone attending and participating in Houston’s 2011 Komen Race for the Cure! If you would like to join our five week campaign to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, please join our community on Facebook: Weddings Performed. We are pledging one dollar per new fan to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, up to $250, now through Oct. 31, 2011! Together we CAN make a difference!

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