By Chelsea Alfieri
Bright and early on the morning of October 3, Mollie Miles, a determined woman, entered the “Race for the Cure” in downtown Denver. The annual event raises money for research to find a cure for breast cancer. No stranger to these types of fundraising events, in August of this year, Miles participated in a span of bike rides through the Rockies to benefit the SafehouseProgressive Alliance, a group designed to support shelters for battered women she says there is nothing comparative to the “Race for the Cure.” As she was approaching the starting line, Miles saw a couple pushing a stroller with a young child. The father had a pin on his back, which said, “I’m doing this in celebration of my wife.” On the back of the stroller a sign read, “I’m doing this in celebration of my mother.” This brought tears to her eyes.
When asked what makes her participate in such events, Miles replied that, she enjoys the outdoors, fitness, and good causes. She got her start in college in Ohio when she joined classmates to run a 5K race, also to benefit breast cancer research. She says it’s fun to be part of the festivities, and one of her favorite aspects is seeing so many people all decked out in their pink costumes.
There was no additional training involved for Miles, since she often runs three miles or more a day as part of her regular routine. For people who don’t run regularly, and are looking to enter one of these events, she recommends prior training for eight to ten weeks. And she advises there are programs and information on the internet you can start yourself on to prepare.
Mollie Miles is a level-headed woman who is always trying to find ways to help others in any situation. She is caring and driven by her big heart. Thank you, Mollie, for being part of events that help people better their lives.