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Walk With the Pink Pacers

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll remember I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer last year in Washington, DC and had a wonderful and meaningful experience. I am lucky to be part of a group of women called the Pink Pacers and we have raised more than $111,000 for breast cancer research through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We recently made a decision to start doing more in our local community because we wanted to better see the results of our work and make an immediate impact close to home.

The local opportunity came to us through an organization called Get REAL & HEEL. The Get REAL & HEEL program is an after care breast cancer program that helps women regain their well-being and quality of life after breast cancer treatment. The program improves physical and psychosocial well-being by delivering five months of exercise and recreation therapy all at no cost to the participants. Get REAL & HEEL develops an individualized plan that helps each participant manage cancer treatment related symptoms and increase chances of survivorship and quality of life and is currently provided to individuals free of charge.

Just some of the Pink Pacers

Because these services are offered free of charge, they needed fundraising support and local awareness building. The Pink Pacers have officially joined with Get REAL & HEEL to help bridge the gap between treatment and active living and are sponsoring an upcoming walk Saturday, March 27th, 2010 on the campus of Chapel Hill and are hosting a family fun event THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 14th at Carmichael for the Carolina Blue and Pink Gymnastics Meet and Cancer Awareness Fair! For more details visit the Pink Pacers Blog.

For any of your Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill folks, please consider signing up for our inaugural walk to help this wonderful program! You can sign up by clicking here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Pink Pacers and following our story, visit the Pink Pacers Blog.

Future Pink Pacers Hanging Out with the UNC Women's Gymnastic Team (See my little guy?)


  1. what an amazing program to support. I've always felt strongly about thinking globally, and acting locally. way to put that into action! rec. therapy were my favorite classes in my nursing program- it's so wonderful to know that all sides of the patient are cared for- not just the cancer.

  2. how wonderful!

    all the different people you get to meet!

    great cause*

  3. Hi! I'm here via Short Southern Momma and just love your blog!

    My mom is a 22 yr breast cancer survivor and it just touches my heart to see women coming together for the cure. Just wanted to say thanks!


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