Writers, journalists, bloggers, social media experts, technology chicks, racecar drivers and more – the list of amazing women participating in the HerHighway Drive Breast Cancer Awareness event goes on and on.
As a health care journalist and cancer survivor, I’m fortunate to have the honor of participating in this unique coast-to-coast event, which begins September 25th in Los Angeles and ends October 2nd in New York City. This inspiring campaign represents one of the many ways writers (and others) can give back to the community and pay it forward, while having fun and connecting with others in the process.
I’m talking to all the other writers, journalists, and bloggers out there who hold tight to the dream that they can, one day, give back to the global community in some big way.
That means you. Yes, you right there with the awesome talent and incredible business savvy.
If I can do it, you can too. A friend and client suggested I apply for a spot on a cross-country breast cancer drive team with the great group of gals over at HerHighway.
I applied, but I truly didn’t think they’d choose little ol’ me for a member of the team. Seriously, the group already had some mega-inspiring female participants – pro racecar drivers, well-known authors, journalists, designers, marketing goddesses and social media superstars in the mix. Talk about sparkle…these gals ooze glitter and shine.
Why would they pick me?
Who cares? What matters is that they did pick me. And they picked none other than my friend and partner, the Prof as well. I’ll scoot on out with Drive Team 8 on September 29th and end up at the finish line in New York City where we’ll have a posh pink party and the press and other media-types will greet us.
KIA Motors America has donated brand spanking new vehicles for us to drive. The HerHighway team will then auction them off and give all the resulting funds to breast cancer research initiatives.
What’s our part in all of this?
Driving, tweeting, relaxing at posh sponsor hotels in each city pit stop. At the pit stops, our sponsors will lavish us with gifts to thank us for our part in raising breast cancer awareness and honoring those who have suffered with this devastating disease.
Wanna see a short list of just a smidgen of our sponsors? Check it:
- KIA Motors America – Awesomeness on the road
- Cover Girl Cosmetics – Got pink? Cover Girl® does
- Pirelli – You know, tires, shoes and whatnot
- Gateway Fashion Group – Oh yeah, it’s a shoe party
- Covercraft Custom Car Covers
Follow along with us on our journey by using Twitter hashtag #HerHighway and following @HerHighway. Get inspired. Let this great cause plant the seed in you that can grow into a life-giving tree of generosity and paying it forward. Take a moment to head on over to the HerHighway site and check out the Features tab. There you can look at the diverse collective of women who will rev their engines for breast cancer.
Maybe you want to champion sickle cell disease or some other cause. Whatever it is, just do it. It will enrich you as a writer and an individual. It certainly has enriched me more than I can say and my team doesn’t even put rubber to the road until next weekend.
*All images courtesy of HerHighway.com