The Race For The Cure
VavaVida joins the fight against Breast Cancer
When we created VavaVida, it was clear to use that we could not stand on the sidelines. The people and community we live in (our spouses, our families, our city) made VavaVida possible so why should we selfishly keep what we’ve been given so generously to ourselves?
We were introduced with the amazing possibility to join the fight against breast cancer and so we did form the get-go. That’s why VavaVida gives back 1% of every transaction we make to the San Diego chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer.
It’s important to us and it’s very important to the community of San Diego. We believe that doing something selfless goes a long way when it comes to your Karma.
Row For The Cure
UCSD organizes this race in cooperation with Komen San Diego. It started 11years ago with just a few people and this year the race reached 500 participants competing in teams. It has most of the fun flair of the Race For The Cure but rowing teams from colleges all over Southern California attend it and in those upper echelon categories, it is serious matter.
Nonetheless, it is supposed to be a fun event organized to celebrate hope, fun and life. Teams dressed in tuts, wigs and other pink costumes attended… and it boy was it fun!!
Check out the pictures at the bottom…
Camp Leatherneck Races For The Cure
It started with one… as it always does. and then there were 500.
When Marines decide to do something, they go all out. In this case, one Marine wanted to do the
Race For The Cure and with the authorization of hissuperiors ended up convincing 500 of his servicemen and women in Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan to race with him. On Saturday, VavaVida was at Callahan’s, an Irish pub in San Diego who donated their space to us, attending a party cheering for our soldiers as they were Racing For The Cure. The energy, the enthusiasm, the hope was there. It was invigorating.
We got to meet truly inspirational people and to raise a glass full of pink beer to the soldiers showing their support to the fight against breast cancer.
Race for the Cure
So this year, we decided to sponsor the annual 5K Race For The Cure organized by the Susan G. Komen foundation, San Diego Chapter. We were super excited about this opportunity so we donated our time and provided the stereo system that was being used in the Survivor Tent at the race.
All I can say is: “Whoa!” It’s incredible the energy we felt there. It was in the air, it was in the people surrounded us–and there were a lot of them. 12,000 to be exact. It was exciting to see so many women and their families sticking their finger in the eye of cancer and then kicking it in the groin while the bastard was blinded and bent over. It was seriously awesome.
The race being at 8am on a Sunday, I never thought people would be having so much fun, but they did! Costumes, boas, funky sun glasses and funny, cute and fittingly irreverent team names with names–I am paraphrasing here because I don’t remember them exactly–such as: “The Shoobie Doobie Boobies,” “The Awesome Tatas,” “Save The Coconuts,” “Tutu Tatas,” etc. People came with their dogs, their babies, their grandmas, their church… anything and every combination you can imagine.
We had a fantastic time and super happy to see our sponsorship go to such a worthy cause. We are definitely doing this again next year!
Enjoy the pictures.