Race for the Cure Chattanooga 2018

This post is sponsored by Valpak.

Last month I shared about how the Race for the Cure was coming to Chattanooga. The race was on October 14th and it ended up having a great turnout. I remember participating in my first Race for the Cure when I was fifteen years old with my mom in West Palm Beach, FL. My mom always thought it was important and I remember the feeling of proudness I had when we crossed the finish line together.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, with skin cancer being the first. And about 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. That's a scary thought.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, offer information and support to those affected by breast cancer and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. So what better month to have the Race for the Cure!

No one deserves to die from cancer and I believe a cure is out there. If you want to participate on your local Race for the Cure, you can check where your nearest race is.

Valpak has joined the community of bold companies that share in the vision of Susan G. Komen for a world without breast cancer. To amplify awareness around this common vision, Valpak will turn its Blue Envelope pink this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month while also working to raise local awareness within the communities that they serve and funds in support of the fight to end breast cancer.

If you can't participate in a race, you can still help my donating towards the cause too. There is a cure out there for cancer and we need all the help we can get to find it.