Sunday, October 24, 2010

Race for the Cure-Egypt

Me and some friends participated in Egypt's Race for the Cure on Saturday October 23, 2010. The race took place at the Giza pyramids. I have participated in the Race at home (Texas) and I can say that this was defiantly a different experience. Not saying bad just very different from the way we do it in the states. I did learn this is only the second Race in Egypt's history so there are lots of room for improvement as Egyptians become more involved with breast cancer research and cure. I was surprised at the people I talked to who I thought would be involved that for whatever reasons were not. I thought that the pyramids would be a perfect place for the Race but after participating not so much. They still allowed cars, buses and camels to use the road walker/runner used. Imagine participating in your town and them not closes the roads. The only other choice was to walk in the sand, if you have been to the pyramids you know how uneven rocky that can be!
Over all was a really good day, talked with some ladies from Alexandria while walking up to the start line. They had participated last year.
If we are in Egypt next year I hope to participate again. I have to say that it was nice to see so many young people involved! Way to go Egypt!

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