Sunday’s Race for the Cure was overcast, but warm enough for a few people to go sleeveless. I spotted Richie and his friends after the finish line and asked if I could snap a photo of his pink ribbon tattoo.
Richie raced in memory of his mom, Trudy, and his grandmother, Gertie. His family lost Trudy to breast cancer in 1996.
Like so many others at the Seattle Center on Sunday morning, their Race was less about Komen and more of a time to pay tribute to loved ones.
Richie, if you see this, thank you for letting me share your story.
8,500 people participated in Sunday’s Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure, raising over $1.1 million for breast health programs in Western Washington.