Our team, the Sneaker Pimps, has committed to joining the Hawaiian Walk for Women's Cancer to help raise funds for this important cause.
We are walking in the (many!) footsteps of our team member Sandra Back, who is doing the walk for the 3rd year in a row!
Our team is made up of 12 women. Some who have been personally affected by cancer, and others who are there to support.
We are lucky ... the village that surrounds us is a strong one. We know that we can make it even stronger with the support we show each other.
Spending time together, walking and talking, sharing our stories, listening.
Supporting each other in these ways - as women, as friends, as mothers - is invaluable. It's the glue that holds our village together.
By raising funds for continuing research into women's cancers, we are adding to that strength. More research leads to better outcomes for us all. For us as women, for our girls, for the whole village and beyond.
We are walking for each other.
We are walking for those we have lost.
We are walking for the women who are fighting their battle.
We are walking for those who have won.
"Being a woman in today’s society is so much about the sense of community we are able to create and our ability to bring people together for a common cause.
We love the support and care we offer each other, both in our day to day lives and the little things like meals cooked and children picked up, but also during major changes and big events where other women play such a vital role in how we cope.
I love how female friendships have the ability to create a net that can catch you when you’re falling and boost you back up again!
There are so many different ways to make a positive difference in your community.
If you focus on your own unique skills and abilities and how you can use those to contribute you can’t go wrong!
The world needs women who are brave and confident and able to use their own ideas and skills to solve problems and work together to improve our lives."