Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Charm of the Eighth Time...

***Not the official motto.  Just a spit-balling idea
(Although since my "kick breast cancer in the face" slogan
for Sue's Crew II I no longer am permitted to spit-ball)***

In the immediate aftermath of the death of my mother-in-law, Suzy B., in the wee small hours of June 2, 2009, Sue's Crew was born.  Its co-creators are Suzy B.'s two oldest grandchildren:  Suzanne, her namesake, and Megan, who is the eldest of Frank's sextet.  The Crew's purpose is two-fold:  Honor the memory of Suzanne Bozzomo and assist those presently waging their own war against cancer. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016 is the Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K Run/Walk at Roosevelt Park in Edison Township, New Jersey.  It is an event that honors the memory of the late Health & Wellness Director of the Metuchen Branch YMCA, who died in 2002 after fighting her own valiant battle against breast cancer, by raising money for the YMCA's Livestrong program, which is a physical activity and wellness program for cancer survivors.     A terrific event put on by good folks for a very worthy cause.  

Sue's Crew VIII shall convene again this year at the Garbolino 5K - marking our third consecutive year of participation in this event.  Membership in the Crew is fluid.  It has always been so.  Whether you are a veteran or whether this year would break your maiden (I threw in a horse racing term just to prove to my friend Tom Swales that I pay attention), we would love to have you join us.  If you want to participate  - whether as a member of Sue's Crew VIII or not - you can register on-line here

We are rapidly approaching an era's end.  The Missus has already decreed that Sue's Crew X will be the final iteration of our little ragtag fleet.  This year, therefore, has a bit of a "day before the night before Christmas" feel to it or - for you Game of Thrones fans - a Season Six vibe.  Armed with the knowledge that so few of these days remain, we want to savor them as much as we can and for as long as we can.    

If you think savoring this day with us is something you would like to do, then please sign up now and lace 'em up on September 18.  


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