On Saturday, October 24, my friend Jennifer and I participated in Knoxville's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as part of Chelsie's Champions. Chelsie is a lovely fourteen-year-old from our church who organized this team in celebration of her mother, Melanie, who is battling breast cancer. It was a joy to run as part of this team and to honor a beautiful woman and friend. To join with more than 14,000 others walking and running in honor and in memory of friends and family members was quite emotional and inspiring. I look forward to participating in this race again next year and encourage everyone to do the same! $3.3 million raised so far as a result of Saturday's race - toward education, research, and a CURE!