Balloon arch for the Race for the Cure, in the day !
As a lot of stories begin with “A Long Time Ago”, this one will be no different. A long time ago, in the Land of Denver, there is this charity race named, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
It is a run / walk race to raise funds to fight an ugly disease called breast cancer. This disease has no boundaries, it attacks both sexes, all age groups, all races and all religions.
A women called me about doing something for the race, she needed mile markers placed at each mile of the course. I long ago forgot this women’s name, cause this happened 19 years ago and she paid me in cash, also my records don’t go back that far.
The next year someone from the Susan G. Komen Foundation called again and wanted a balloon arch for the end of the race ceremonies. I am sorry I don’t have that women’s name either.Will move this story along, this year will make 19 years that Balloons by Absolute Value has been associated with the Race for the Cure. Something I am truely proud of.
Most of the Racers wouldn’t know who I am, because we start at 11:00 pm and are finished by 5:30 am. My dedicated crew has worked all these years in rain, severe wind and cold, to provide balloons for the dedicated women, men and children who walk and run to raise money to fight this ugly disease.
Well over 60,000 racers now, a far cry from the beginning a long time ago when they had about 3,500. Think that was a reach back then, giggling a little now.
Over the years the current race chairwomen Pat Reed and I have become very close friends. I can not say enough good things about her and her staff. Hats off to you Pat, thanks for letting Balloons by Absolute Value be a part of this race.
This years race will be at the Pepsi Center on October 7th.
So be there and help fight this awful disease. Please