Race for the Cure Prep!


We’re less than 2 weeks away! *cue terrified screaming and running around and pulling hair out*

If you don’t know, or you don’t know me, or you don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you should know. I’m one of the co-chairs for the Komen Northeast Louisiana Race for the Cure. This is my second year in a row (and my last) to co-chair.

Race season is kind of crazy.

Race kind of takes over my life.

My to-do list is a mile long.

But that’s okay. In the end, we’re going to help rid the world of breast cancer. That’s why I do this.

And it’s totally fun to see this town transform!

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Businesses are “Pinked Out”!

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Amazing volunteers from the local university came to help us fold all 4200 of our t-shirts in record time!

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These signs are popping up at homes and businesses all over the area!

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So are things like this:

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People are getting excited about the event we’re throwing, the work we’re doing, the money we’re raising, and the cause we’re supporting. And that’s pretty cool.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series is the largest series of certified 5K races in the world. Our Northeast Louisiana Race is the largest road race in the NELA area, and our Northeast-Central Louisiana Affiliate (with Race for the Cure events in Monroe, LA and Alexandria, LA) granted out $250,000 last year to groups in our 19-parish service area for screening, treatment, and diagnosis of breast cancer. 75% of the money raised stays local, and the other 25% goes to Komen HQ’s national research fund.

It’s not just pinkwashing. It’s not just a ribbon. It’s a mission. And we will end breast cancer forever.

To find a Komen Race for the Cure event near you, visit http://komen.org/race

To register for one of the Northeast-Central Louisiana Races, visit http://komenNECLA.org for more info follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

See you there!


My favorite things all week.


So… Yesterday I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. In 3D. I liked it. Didn’t love it. Half-Blood Prince remains my #1 favorite Harry Potter movie of all time. So of course there’s some HP hype in this list…

  • Rachel writes about how some of the dialogue in HP 7:2 should probably go. Probably the funniest Deathly Hallows 2 blog post I’ve read yet. (Neal and Rachel’s Wisconsin Adventures)
  • Also HP related, Malfoy Swaggered like a boss. (@Lord_Voldemort7)
  • A post about “WWII’s Badass Female Tattoo Artist” Jessie Knight. LOVE the photos! (Jezebel)
  • Yarn Bombing! What cool photos and… how do people even do this? (Apartment Therapy)

And, I leave you with two videos.

  • This is the new ad for our local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The ad features local people, and I really like how it turned out.
Komen NELA Race for the Cure–September24, 2011


  • The second video is just ridiculous and hilarious. Enjoy!
She loves sponges. Really.