Events to celebrate mothers in Chicago: run, walk, love

Mother's day is always special for we recognize the "mothers" birth and adopted that have helped shape us into strong women and men.  Celebrating the day for many will come in the form or a brunch, flowers or a special present.  For those of you wishing to make a difference in the lives of women and celebrate motherhood, check out these two great events both taking place on May 13th, 2012 - Mother's Day.  I will be taking part in both as a way to show my support for such endearing and exciting events.

Y Me Race

This event takes place in Chicago on May 13th in Grant Park in Chicago.  The top fund raisers include: Jody Fyfe, Marty Zimmerman, Harriet Seitler, Stephanie Yeager, and John Kravitz.   Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is the only place in the world where someone touched by breast cancer can call ? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - to talk to a breast cancer survivor and be understood in 150 different languages.  For more than 30 years, Y-ME has been working to assure that no one faces breast cancer alone.  We started the Y-ME Hotline at a time when people didn't talk about cancer, newspapers didn't print the words "breast" or "cancer," and doctors didn't always tell their patients their diagnosis, much less discuss treatment options.  1-800-221-2141

Y-ME focuses its resources on providing peer support to patients, families and friends dealing with breast cancer today. All money raised goes to support the 24/7 Hotline and the complex IP phone system all peer counselors use.

Run Like a Mother 5K Hinsdale

Whether you love to run or walk the Run Like a Mother event is a great fit.  Taking place for the first time this year in Hinsdale, this 5K women's only race with a 1 mile kid's run. It is a race and celebration of Mother's Day, fun and fitness with a great post race event. The mission of Run Like a Mother is to fuel a woman’s journey through health and wellness. Empower with education and training programs. Inspire with communities, events and races. Enable through programs and partnerships. Run Like a Mother® Isn’t Just a Race, It’s our Way of Life To register go to

Either event is a great way to show mom you care and help make a difference in your community.

Andrea Metcalf is a mom of three children, Bruce (22), Madeja (21) and Charles (19).  She is a lifestyle spokesperson, Chicago top's fitness trainer and author of best selling book, Naked Fitness. Watch her on TV at @NBC Chicago on weekends for great fitness and health tips.

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