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Lara and I are the only girl cousins on my mom’s side of the family. She’s a few years older than me and I’ve always looked up to her. She’s the reason I started playing volleyball! Check out this late 80s/early 90s goodness.
We were all shook when my cousin, Lara, a super healthy runner/triathlete was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 years old and 7 months pregnant with her second son. She spent many years “cancer free” living live as a mom to two boys. During that time, she created a non-profit called Hope Scarves in Louisville, KY that spreads scarves and hope to people facing cancer all over the world.
Above: Me and Lara after the marathon relay in 2016
About 7 years after her initial diagnosis, we found out that her cancer had metastasized to her sacrum. Her journey over the last several years has been a roller coaster of ups and downs, but she has remained hopeful and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for metastatic breast cancer research through her work with Hope Scarves.
How You Can Help
Each year, Hope Scarves raises money for metastatic breast cancer through their Outrunning Cancer teams at the Kentucky Derby Marathon weekend in Louisville. I had the pleasure of running in the event with my cousin, Lara, founder of Hope Scarves, in 2016!
I won’t be able to run in Kentucky this year, so I wanted to contribute to this great cause in another way! In 2019, Team Outrunning Cancer/Hope Scarves wants to raise $55,000 and 100 runners/walkers. Because of the generous support of many, we raised $700 with this Cards for a Cause fundraiser!
$700 Donated to Hope Scarves!
Our Cards for a Cause fundraiser benefiting Hope Scarves and team Outrunning Cancer was wildly successful! We were able to raise $700 for Hope Scarves and team Outrunning Cancer! Looking for a fundraiser of your own? Learn more about how a Cards for a Cause fundraiser can help your organization raise money.