Gale and Patty

Gale and Patty are an Aunt and Niece with an already special relationship before Gale was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Gale received a Hope Scarf as a gift from her niece, Patty, along with months of support throughout her treatment. We chose to highlight this survivor/caregiver relationship as our Faces of Hope this month!

Face of Hope, May 2015 – Outrunning Cancer Team

2nd Annual Outrunning Cancer Marathon Team

On April 25th the 2nd annual Hope Scarves Outrunning Cancer team successfully completed the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, miniMarathon or Marathon Relay.

We kicked off the weekend by celebrating with over 200 friends and family at our Pre-race Pasta Dinner at Big Spring Country Club on Friday evening. We shared many laughs, met new team members and talked race day logistics.

Race day was an amazing day all around!  We had 160 runners on our team – joining together on a cold and rainy day in Louisville to support Hope Scarves.  The weather didn’t dampen our determination or the fun.  We ran to support our mission, to support friends or family who have struggled with this disease, and some ran recently having faced cancer themselves.  Together, with the help of our supporters, we raised over $60,000 – doubling our donations from last year!

We wrapped up the memorable day at a post-race celebration held at Gerstle’s Place in Louisville. We danced and laughed the night away, celebrating our achievements and living life to the fullest!

There are many more miles to go before a cure but that weekend we did our part to Outrun Cancer!

jay and lara at churchill