Get YOUR Rear in Gear and Donate!

IMG_2873Last year I lost a dear friend, Brenda Certa, to colon cancer. Brenda was a member of the Coal City United Methodist Church and a teacher for 25 years in the Reed-Custer School District. She always had the best attitude, even in tough times, and encouraged me to be myself and find joy (coincidentally, also her middle name) in the small things.

And I think she’d find a “Get Your Rear in Gear” race amusing : )

In Brenda’s memory, I’m participating in the 2013 Get Your Rear In Gear Chicago 5K, an event to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition, on Oct. 5. My goal is to raise $1,000 for the cause. The funds I raise will help with prevention, early detection and treatment for this disease.

I’m only at $100 so far, so please click here to donate. Prefer to write a check instead? Shoot me an email (, and I’ll send you my address.

Want to run too? Join me! Click here for registration information.

Thanks in advance for supporting my efforts to build hope and beat colon cancer! xoxo