Arguably, I have no business posting about DD’s on my blog. After all, I have promised my readers that I will only write good, clean, wholesome posts on Runwritedig. Tell you what, I’ll keep that promise even with a story that’s all about breasts. And I’ll go one further and promise that even the pictures will be Rated G. 🙂 I have to hand it to Danville’s Carrie Sheppard Douros. The moniker, Double D’s (DD’s), is a carefully crafted, creative- and a little bit sassy- double entendre. It’s her brain child that stands for “The Danville Diva’s,” a group of dedicated women that are back for the second-year in a row to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Get it? You have to admit, it’s pretty dang clever.
Carrie and her pink posse will be walking 60 miles over three days in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure. On November 9-11, 2012 the DD’s will join thousands of other passionate walkers in Phoenix, AZ to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Billed as a “life-changing journey that is many things to many people,” in the end it is a fundraiser. This is Carrie’s fifth year of partnership with the organization and the second year supporting her DD’s. “My grandma ‘Oma’ was diagnosed with breast cancer, fought it, and survived for many years. Unfortunately she passed away in February but my love and support for this cause are still dedicated to her.”
The DD’s is a team; not just one person. Joining Carrie, are Janai Brengman, Kimi Casillas, Cheryl Havens, Kristen Hoffman, and Lisa Slater. Friends united in this worthwhile fight, each of these women have their own personal reason for walking. A quick look at Lisa’s website and you’ll see what I mean. She shares, “My mom was diagnosed 3 years ago, but she was one of the fortunate ones. Her cancer was an extremely rare, slow-growing type. It was caught in time, her treatment was successful and she remains in excellent health today. But, what a scary and life-changing experience for our whole family!”
I’ve taken the liberty of linking their fundraising websites to their names, in the event you wish to donate.
I’m proud of Carrie and her DD’s. If you want to know more of the details surrounding the 2012 Walk for the Cure, here’s a link to the FAQ Page.
Good luck to the thousands of walkers, and Great Job!
- Susan Komen “Race For The Cure” (liveloveandshoot.com)
Editor's note: Photo, courtesy C. Douros; Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure