This is the second year in a row that I have participated in Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure. Last year in Dallas, this year in Des Moines (talk about a change).

Once again, it was an empowering, touching, and emotional experience. The race took place in downtown Des Moines, about 20,000 people participated, and it couldn’t have been a sunnier day (quite unusual for October). Cuisine at home participated in the race and strongly encouraged me to get involved – I was more than happy to oblige. The statistics are overwhelming and scary when it comes to the number of people touched by cancer…doing something to support the people who have been affected by the disease gives hope.