EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer
This past Saturday I completed the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer. The event started in Times Square and finished in Central Park. When I first heard about the walk, I was hesitant to participate because I knew there was going to be a ton of people and I didn’t want to feel overwhelmed and claustrophobic, but I decided I wanted to have that experience at least once, so I registered. And I am very happy I did. There were thousands of people and you could feel the energy in the air. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits despite it being crowded. I am also thankful that my boyfriend, Kevin, joined me as well. His grandmother had breast cancer, so it was important for him to run in her honor.
Since the inception of the EIF Revlon Run/Walks in 1994, It’s committed fundraising participants have made it possible for the EIF Revlon Run/Walks to distribute over $65 million to support pioneering research, deliver diagnostic treatment services for medically under-served women, and provide psycho-social & financial support to women facing cancer and their loved ones.
The event kicked off with some opening words from Revlon Brand Ambassadors Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde. Jimmy Fallon was the MC. Then, a long blast of confetti at the start line marked the beginning of the walk/run. There were so many people it took a while to get going, but once we were a half mile in we were able to move around more easily. The 2.7 mile course started in Times Square and ended in Central Park. After the finish there were a dozen or so tents set up with event sponsors goodie bags.
I truly did enjoy myself at the EIF Revlon Run/Walk. Kevin and I ran half of the way and walked the remainder. It was a fairly nice day, and it was even nicer to finish in Central Park which felt lush with the arrival of Spring. Most importantly, I was happy I got out of bed early on a Saturday morning to show my support for important cancer programs funded by the efforts of EIF Revlon Run/Walk participants and other supporters.