Last weekend, I took my pink Army of Women Vespa covered in Army of Women logos, my dog Bentley (hopefully soon to be known for “the Army of Women and One Dog” fame), my daughter Kelly, and we plunged into the crowds of the Southern Arizona Komen Race for the Cure. All, including Bentley, donned our Army of Women T shirts.
Among fields of pink worn by 13,000 runners, we mingled among the walkers and kids in strollers who were all there increasing awareness, showing support and raising money for research to put an end to breast cancer once and for all. But, I reminded them, what if the studies you are raising money for are delayed because they can’t recruit enough volunteers? We spread the word that it will take an Army of Women to find out why breast cancer happens. We signed up women for the Army of Women right there on the spot.
I informed the Komen walkers that our goal is to ensure that we help to close crucial studies, that the scope of the studies are broad and deep in nature, studying how to prevent breast cancer and that we need all types of women and men. As we all know, we are in a hurry to save lives!
I am recharged to do my part to help recruit ONE MILLION WOMEN for the Army! The enthusiasm, joy and camaraderie among the participants, spectators and the many survivors always reminds me why we need to be relentless in our efforts.
With Arizona’s incredible spring weather and the rare phenomenon of a bountiful, green carpeted desert, blooming cactus and wildflowers, riding my pink Army of Women Vespa scooter is pure joy! I will continue spreading the word with the wind on my face while cruising the byways on my pink Vespa.
The Army of Women Pink Vespa winner and blogger!