Running in Style for Aunt Pat!

We all know that one family that has what seems like a 1,000 grandkids, 800 cousins, 300 aunts and uncles…and that is only on one side of the family. Family get togethers consist of wet kisses on the cheek from grandma, cheersing beers to health and happiness, a whole lot of laughter, sarcastic comments and jokes left and right, but always a whole lot of love!  This description will give you the perfect vision for the DeCusatis, O’Connor, & Connelly family.

This past September, their family experienced the loss of a wonderful sister, mother, and friend who is the Godmother of one of my close friends, Patricia DeCusatis (Aunt Pat), from Gliobastoma (GBM), a form of brain cancer.  When using the term “loss” it does not even feel like a word that should be included in my prior statement. I say that because her spirit has been found and lives on through the fundraising and awareness that this family is now spreading through the Race for Hope.  The Race for Hope is a 5k dedicated to raise brain cancer awareness and to raise money for research.

That same family gathering feel will be brought to the race course April 25th in Wilmington, Delaware and May 3rd in Washington, DC! While supporting a great cause you also want to look fabulous when crossing that finish line for Aunt Pat!  I am hightlighting the looks that Erin and friend Kelly will be sporting for both races!

Erin is rocking a racer back cotton gray tank from Victoria Secret, Pink collection, perfect for comfort and also gray is the color in support of brain cancer awareness! Her spandex capris are perfect for running long distances since it is a poly blend and has a bit of stretch! Come on…who doesn’t love a little turquoise accent on the side!  Also, the key to a successful race is to have the right running shoes.  Erin’s choice is a bright and vibrant pair from Asics.  If you are not so comfortable with bold colored clothing, bold shoes is where it’s at!

Tank, PINK, under $25; Spandex,New Balance, under $30; Shoes, Asics, under $100

Tank, PINK, under $25; Spandex,New Balance, under $30; Shoes, Asics, under $100

Spandex, New Balance, under $30

Spandex, New Balance, under $40


Running Shoes, Asics, under $100

 Struggling to get out the door for a run? Throwing on some hot pink will immediately turn your mood up a level to get going!  Kelly is showing off her, Under Armour, hot pink top, which is perfect for any type of weather along with spandex capris by Calvin Klein.  Her choice of running shoe is, Nike, found for under $75 at Sports Authority!

Top, Under Armour, under $30; Spandex, Calvin Klein, under $40; Shoes, Nike, under $70

Top, Under Armour, under $30; Spandex, Calvin Klein, under $40; Shoes, Nike, under $75

Spandex, Calvin Klein, under $40

Spandex, Calvin Klein, under $40

Running Shoes, Nike, under $75

Running Shoes, Nike, under $75

If you live in the DC Metro area or Wilmington, Delware and would like to join the team to run for Aunt Pat in the Race for Hope or donate to this amazing cause for an amazing woman, CLICK HERE for more information!

Already signed up and ready to start training?  Check out the Couch to 5k app that can be downloaded on your phone!  I personally use this app for train for 5ks and it is definitely a perfect way to get your muscles ready for raceday and its free! Click the link for their website and how to download

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