Monday, October 19, 2009

Public Works Goes Pink!

It was a cool, damp, foggy morning as 18 ladies joined hundreds of other walkers/runners for this year's Race For Awareness. We gathered at Geweke's car lot on Beckman Road. This is our second year that members of the City of Lodi Public Work's Department, their family and friends participated in the 5k Run/Walk. We were able to field two teams in this year's event and most walked the 5k route while we did have one runner who won her age division. We had a great time raising funds for a great cause and ended the morning with a pink pancake breakfast provided by the Kiwanis.

Special guest to the morning's event was Tina Macuha, Good Day Sacramento (CW31) morning traffic commute host. She shared about her recent diagnosis (April 2009) and treatment of her breast cancer, the importance of early detection and how her mother died of breast cancer in 1983.

Funds raised benefit Geweke's Caring for Women Foundation. The Foundation has always been focused on creating awareness for the need of early detection for breast cancer.

As the event has grown and progressed they have begun to realize the other side of the breast cancer story; women who are in the fight for their life and struggling financially to stay afloat. The stories have touched their hearts deeply which is why the Geweke's Caring for Women Foundation was started in November of 2008. All money raised through Pink October events will go towards helping Breast Cancer Survivors who are struggling with financial needs. They are able to see the tangible results of their efforts by touching these women directly.

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