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Sunday, October 21st, I will be participating in the New York Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run as a proud member of Team Covey Love to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. This is the 9th year for the race and I've only missed it for the baptism of my first niece and the birth of my second niece.
I run in honor of Amy Covey (lovingly referred to as Covey Love), a woman that I never had the pleasure to meet, but I'm certain I would have adored. Covey touched the lives of several of my close friends and she was a Texas girl!! She left this world far too soon at the age of 33. But, by all accounts, she experienced life to the fullest and served as a shining example of how we all should approach life.
As a tribute to Covey's beautiful spirit and journey, the annual Rear in Gear race in NYC was initiated in her honor. Each year the race raises funds for colon cancer awareness and education - specifically related to detection in young adults. As Covey was only 29 when she was diagnosed, education and awareness of colon cancer in young adults are supremely important. Most people believe that only people over the age of 50 get colon cancer, when in reality it can but can occur in patients as young as teenagers. Through this organization we are seeking to change that.
There are two ways you can help this fight:
- come run with me on October 21st and join team Covey Love
- consider making a donation in Amy's honor to this deserving organization
Thank you in advance!
- mel x
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