Later today, I will be volunteering for Color Me Rad 5K race. I will be doing packet pick up. I found out about this event while I was looking through UBC’s Career Online in June. I was trying to figure out what to do with my summer. I decided to volunteer because I hadn’t volunteered in a race type of event since high school. I had lately been volunteering at film festivals or any theatre and film related event. So I thought it was time for a change. I also decided to volunteer for this because the event benefits the charity, Keep A Breast. No one I know has breast cancer but I have been around people who have suffered or died from cancer. It is not easy to watch ones you love in pain. I believe that informing people about cancer will indeed help with prevention and create awareness especially if it is genetic in your family. Colon cancer is genetic in my family and I have a higher risk of getting it. So by participating in this event by volunteering later today, I will be supporting the cause in some way! About the charity:
Keep A Breast Canada is a registered Canadian charity. We aim to educate young women & men about breast cancer prevention. Our mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.
The race is on August 18 at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. Even though I am not racing or volunteering on the day of, I am just glad I will be able to help with this event in some form! The race is happening in parts of Canada and the USA. Visit ColorMeRad.com for more information about the race and for more information on the charity, visit KeepABreastCanada.ca