I did these shirts for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis this past Saturday. Our team/group was made up of half Mizzou fans and half Kansas fans. So we thought that combining the two rival mascots would be pretty neat...and something that really has never been done; at least that I've seen. My brother said it best when I showed him the shirts, "It's bittersweet." We thought about doing "JayTigers" but that didn't have a nice ring to it...plus Mizzou needs to go first, right! Sidenote: When designing the logo, it was a pleasure cutting off the jayhawk's head!
So the shirts were a big hit at the race/walk! A lot of people were even stopping us to take pictures, haha.
But, on the more important side, the race was an AMAZING experience. I've never been a part of something that large and for such a great cause. There was a part of the walk where the people in front of you were on an incline and you could see the massive river of people cutting through downtown St. Louis (picture below)...you couldn't help but get teary-eyed.
There is not a single person that I know who hasn't been some way connected to breast cancer...whether it was a mom who passed away, a grandma who survived, or even just a friend who had a scare. I was thinking while we were walking the 5K, it's been like 30 years since the Susan Komen for the Cure began, and I really hope that this race doesn't go on year after year and get to a 50th Anniversary race. It would be nice if a cure was found and there was a big "finale" race or something. Or if it became "We Found a Cure!" race...that would be awesome!
That's what I hope for at least.