Dawson’s Run 2015
Dawson’s Run 2015 was held this past Saturday morning. It was a beautiful, sunny morning. This was our second year to hold the 5K and I have to admit that I was extremely nervous this year. There were a lot of things going on that same day. Both high schools had their proms going on that evening, ball games are scheduled, Saturday is a day that people get to sleep in from their work week, etc. We tried to make this bigger and better than last year so that people are encouraged to come out. It is very hard to spread awareness about childhood cancer. I realize this is a hard subject to talk about, but believe me, not talking about it does not make it go away. The statistics are mind blowing with the lack of funding that childhood cancer receives. Every posting I made about this run was shared many times. I truly appreciate that! The more people we can reach, the better chance we have of raising more awareness about childhood cancer. It gets discouraging when I post and it is shared about a dozen times, and then I see a post about some random thing such as shoes someone is wearing, and that is shared and liked over 100 times. But then, I have to think that those that are people who have never walked in MY shoes, so they have no idea how much my feet ache and hurt in MY shoes. I don’t want them to know how my shoes feel. That’s what this race is all about so that some day, parents don’t have to walk in my shoes.
I have to thank our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants. Without you, this grand total would not be possible. I especially have to thank my race committee of awesome ladies – Courtney, Sonya, Cindy, Carrie, and Kay. They put some serious work into this race, AND we also had fun doing it! We’ve got some even bigger and better things planned already for next year so keep checking back. Like us on Facebook to keep up with what we are doing. Ok, so for our Grand Total. Drum Roll please . . . .
Yep, that is double what we did last year, AND with less participants!!!. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”