I spent the majority of my Saturday volunteering at the Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run in Raleigh, NC. This women-only, un-timed 5k obstacle course brought out all sorts of crazy and ridiculous team outfits and a warm camaraderie, despite the chilly weather.
To top it off, proceeds from the race went towards a great cause, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). While my participation was limited to helping runners check in and check out their bags, I managed to have some wonderful conversations with a diverse, friendly group of women. From mother and daughter duos to co-workers, grandmothers and breast cancer survivors; it was a great event to be a part of.
About Dirty Girl and the National Breast Cancer Foundation
In 2012, Dirty Girl provided the National Breast Cancer Foundation with over $250,000 in monetary and in-kind support. In 2013, the goal of Dirty Girl organizers is to deliver over $500,000 in support to NBCF. In addition, Dirty Girl will continue providing cancer survivors free registration at each event.
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