Letter: Good vibes at Race for the Cure

The cover story and photo in Saturday’s Aspen Times for the Race and Ride for the Cure excellently portrayed the “vibe” of the event. Not only for the participants, but for the volunteers, as well, there is something really personal in pulling together in an activity dedicated to a common cause that has affected so many. Having been involved in running registration for these events in Aspen for a decade, and being personally touched by a family member who died of breast cancer, there is no question that the race brings out a common bond — everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer.

At the same time, there is a sense of optimism, however bittersweet, that with early detection, advanced research and treatment, future generations may be spared events “In memory of. …” And that remains a goal of Komen Colorado, as the organization is dedicated to local funding for women’s breast health. The Race and Ride for the Cure are important fundraisers that redound to the benefit of women in need of mammography and health care education in Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties.

Thank you all for participating and your assistance in staging these wonderful events this year.

Liz Siegel

Komen Colorado board member and former board member of Komen Aspen