Friday, November 19, 2010

Superhero Mile

As many of you know, for many Cures Rock! events the phrase "Not all heroes wear capes" is written somewhere on the t-shirt. That's because we believe there's a lot of ways to be a hero and the important thing is to use your talent to make a different in this world. Some of us wear running shoes instead of capes....or donate to support a great cause.

One of our sponsors for the Cures Rock! tour (Thanks, Susan Briggs!) was "The Rock" Church's Running & Triathlon Ministry. They are hosting their first annual Superhero Mile race in San Diego, CA tomorrow --- yup, capes and all -- in an effort to fight poverty in West Africa.

Rain or shine, superheroes don't stop in the fight for justice when it comes to hunger and poverty. So, please come out and join us all tomorrow for this awesome 1 mile race. More details can be found at:

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Light the Night

We are so very excited to have Team CURES ROCK! for Light the Night (benefiting LLS). We've already raised a lot of donations to date, and we'll keep it up through tomorrow's walk!
If you'd like to join our team and come walk as a part of this illuminating event, here are the details:

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds (Del Mar, CA)
6:00 PM Gates Open + Registration (all walkers need to register!!!)
6:40 PM (sharp) - Team Photo /Meet at Cures Rock! booth near VIP tent
7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM "Light the Night" Walk

*** PLEASE **** meet at the Cures Rock! booth at **6:40pm** so we can take a team photo before the festivities start. Our booth will be next to the VIP tent (near where you check-in).

*If you've fundraised at met the $100 amount, you will receive your t-shirt, wristband and illuminated balloon at check-in. Regardless, all walkers need to check-in so we can get a count for next year!
Please come by our booth. We'll meet there at 6:40 for a photo and will then walk together as a team with our banner. Make sure you tell folks to stop by our awesome booth to say "hi" and learn about Cures Rock!

If you can, please wear something orange (Cures Rock colors), or a Cures Rock! shirt if you have one (in any color, like blue, orange or grey). All our Cures Rock! team walkers will get a glowing orange wristband so we can see each other at night. :) (And if you don't have a Cures Rock! or LTN shirt, don't worry...just come as you are!!)

FAQ - Can I bring a friend?

Yes, you can bring a friend to walk with Cures Rock! Just make sure they register/check-in at the main tent and know where to meet us for the walk (our Cures Rock! booth at 6:40pm sharp for team photo). Also, only those that raised $100 will have an illuminated balloon, so please make sure they understand that...but EVERYONE is welcome to walk!!!

If you have any questions, please let me know! My email is: julie at curesrock dot org.

Thanks again for your ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM you've already displayed. CURES ROCK and YOU ROCK! Let's make sure the 4,000 walkers tomorrow know how awesome finding cures can really be!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Take a Swing at Cancer! (SFY Event a Success!)

Thank you to all the players, guests, sponsors, vendors and volunteers that made our 1st Annual Swing Fore! Yellow Golf Charity Classic a great event! A picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll add just a few comments to go with some pictures from our event. (If you'd like to see more, see the links at the bottom.)

The day started off crisp and cool as the players began registering for their tournament. The Helicopter ball drop game was the highlight of the morning. As the day carried on, the temperatures started to climb along with the energy and high spirits.

There was no lack for laughing and competitiveness out there on the course (all in the name of charity, of course!). The vendors and sponsors had some great distractions for the players which were a lot of fun out there.

Meanwhile, "back at the ranch" (a.k.a. Country Club), the volunteers were busy getting ready for the evening's dinner and live auction, driving the course to check-in with the players and sponsors and overall having a great time. I was personally very touched by Geoff, a local cancer survivor and awesome cyclist who just had surgery a few weeks ago and still came out to volunteer and help us. Truly that's the LIVESTRONG spirit!
Everybody was generous in spirit (and their wallets) at the dinner and live/silent auctions that evening. The highlighted game to end the day was Ferrari's "Hole in One" game (yes, the prize was a $250,000 gift certificate at Ferrari of San Diego). So fun!

At the end of the day, I was touched and amazed to hear everyone's connection to the Cause and thought the evening event was the perfect touch to an amazing day.

For more pictures from this event, visit our Cures Rock! Facebook "Fan" page by clicking here.
#1. Swing Fore! Yellow Logo
#2. We loved our players! Pictured: Terrell Davis and friend.
#3. We loved our sponsors! Pictured: Stone Brewery.
#4. Catherine, Julie & Colleen checking in on the players and the event.
#5. Silent auction table
#6. Andre Reed & friends checking out the Ferrari "Hole in One" prize (many thanks to the sponsor: Ferrari of San Diego!!)
#7. Livestrong crew with Terrell Davis

Lance Armstrong's "Tour de France" Dedication to Julie

A great reminder that I had armies of support beside me in my fight. (Thanks, Lance!) Even with the recent media, this video isn't about the bike...but the fight against cancer. LIVESTRONG!

Stage 2 Dedication: Julie Westcott -- powered by

Guinness World Record Broken to Fight Cancer

We *Heart* Our Fans

Cures Rock! on Facebook

Donate & fight to kick cancer to the curb!

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.
January 1 - 17, 2010
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