Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Dashing Divas" Are Now An Official Team!

Thank you for signing up for 26.2 with Donna

The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer

This registration is for the race on February 21, 2010. 


"Ours is not an endless hope - our hope is endless"

Well, there is no turning back now!  I officially registered today and paid my dues!  I had to fill out a questionnaire and they asked what my purpose for running was.  I answered to raise awareness for the cure.  But after I thought about it there is something more important I want to raise awareness of - HOPE.

I think holding on to HOPE is the most important ingredient in finding the cure.  HOPE IS the cure.  HOPE is expecting to get what we want and I believe it is from this fountain that all else flows.  HOPE is what kept me hanging on in the darkest of nights during my own journey through breast cancer - in the greatest of pain - in the most fearful moments - when I had no guarantees -  when I had no one but God who could help me. HOPE kept me alive.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes about hope:

I HOPE you never lose HOPE whatever battle you are fighting today!

Hope is a waking dream.


~ Aristotle ~


To the sick, while there is life there is hope.


~ Marcus T. Cicero ~


Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.


~ Abraham Cowley ~


We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.


~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~


The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.


~ Barbara Kingsolver ~


He who does not hope to win has already lost.


~ Jose Joaquin Olmedo ~


Hope, the patent medicine for disease, disaster, sin.


~ Wallace Rice ~


He who has never hoped can never despair.


~ George Bernard Shaw ~


Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.


~ Samuel Smiles ~

I originally had planned to "race to the starting line" of the marathon by myself but several people have asked to join me on the journey.  I am very touched and excited to have company in my glorious quest!  So I am forming a team called "THE DASHING DIVAS" to trail in the footsteps of Donna Deegan for this heavenly cause!  Does anyone else want to join the team?  Remember - the goal is to GET TO THE STARTING LINE.  Any step beyond is a victory in my book!

I signed up for the half marathon which allows you to walk  (just as far as you can.)  My mission is to raise awareness and possibly donations for the cause.  I am in the process of putting together a gameplan for THE DASHING DIVAS team to come together for possible meetings, workouts, walks, and motivational sessions.  We OF COURSE need to design our team "uniforms" diva style that we will be wearing to compete.  I am also looking for "cheerleaders"  who can show up on marathon day for moral support and pep club duties!  The following divas are the first to express interest in joining me in the race:

1.  Kelly Black

2.  Elayne Mines

3.  Missy Losco

4.  Debi Rochford

5.  Helen Martin

Let me know if you would like to join the team!

I appreciate any prayers for "The Dashing Divas" and the marathon cause.  Let's put a little hope in our hearts.  We'll see you at the starting line!

Yours in HOPE,

Dashing Diva Rene



  1. Hi Rene,
    If you can get me photos of some of your DASHING DIVAS I will get started on a T-shirt design.


  2. Love the artwork, Rene. What a great artist!