Family using Race for the Cure to honor a mother's life

By Andrew Freiden - bio | email

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Robbin Green barely made it to last year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. But she was determined to get out of her hospital bed, to join "Robbin's Racers" on the course.

"Yesterday was a struggle for me, just to get out of that hospital bed. It's a blessing to be here," she said.

Now, almost a year later, Robbin's husband, her sons and friends are just as determined. As they fight back tears with fellowship.

"We know why we're doing it. We have her spirit behind us that's driving us," said her friend Lisa Sharpe.

You feel Robbin's spirit in Jacob L. Adams Elementary. Her co-workers and students decorated this wall in her memory. It's a fitting place to gather, to get ready for the race ahead, and to remember the joy that Robbin brought to their lives.

"She'd probably say stop crying and get on with it! Last year our goal was to run it this year. We're going to do it for her," said Sharpe.

"It's really difficult to come back to this again, so we want to continue on in her name," Kyle Green said

Kyle Green is without a wife, his two boys Devon and Chris don't have their mother, but they do have a large family, lots of support from friends, and a goal to keep her memory alive. To keep racing and raising money so others can live.

And as they participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 9, they'll be surrounded by other families who know exactly how they feel.

"We're going to do it every year as long as we can do it. We want to make sure that we continue to do the things she wanted us to do. To make sure the boys grow up and be everything they want to be and continue to to spread the message and love mommy," said Greene.

Robbin's Racers aren't just doing the race, they are doing their best to raise money. If you'd like to eat and raise money at the same time on May 1 head to the Robin Inn in The Fan . From six to 10 the restaurant will donate 5% of it's take to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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