Cebu · Inspiration

#PinkOctober: Breast Cancer Awareness 12K Run

Date: October 15, 2017

October has been a very special month for me. Usually, I make sure that I do something new or extraordinary within the whole span of the month – it can be travelling to a new place, eating in a fancy resto or doing something out of my comfort zone. I have read from somewhere that if age is a level (just like in games) instead of numbers, then I can already consider myself as “badass”.

Hopefully, you can already guess why this month is so special for me.

There are a lot of things I am excited to do this month, and one of them is already ticked off in the list. Few years ago, when I was in the stage of being conscious with my weight and body, I went through different researches of what’s the best activity, diet or exercises just to make those bulges and baby fats go. But of all the things I tried, I never consider running as one of the best and never had done it.

As I run through how good food & active lifestyle can help me in achieving that fit body I dreamed of (My alter-ego was really aiming for that supermodel body.. kidding!) I had some reads about poor lifestyle and  what most women are suffering and one of those is breast cancer. When I was younger, the “cancer” word for me sounds something really morbid. Yes, forgive me but It sounds scary when you think about people counting their days to live. Maybe, long time ago, people were just like me. Scared for the others to know and be treated like an outcast, scared that one day they’ll be leaving the life they had cherished with their families, and in some case they get pity instead of encouragement from those people around them. And eventually or in worst case leads to depression.

But now, the world has changed it’s view about cancer. Voices and tales of cancer survivors have inspired the world to be active in spreading the good news,and how we can help ourselves and loved ones to be vigilant. Women with breast cancer are not merely cancer patients but cancer warriors who need our support in winning their fights.

The #PinkOctober run made me feel a warrior in my own fight. Finishing the 12K run had inspired me to encourage everybody to start taking care of oneself, not for our own’s well-being but for those people & family who care, who are waiting for us at home.

See you at next year’s #PinkOctober #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth!




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