Mama Sonshine

thoughts from a mother of boys, a wife, a scientist and an artist

Bombshell Running Club Fundraiser

We are a team of Mother Runners who want to raise money and make a difference by participating in the 2016 Providence Hood & Portland To Coast Relays, “The Mother of all Relays.”



For almost 20 years I have wanted to participate in the Hood to Coast relay race.  This year not only did I finally mange to put a team together but we get to be a fundraising team. What does that mean you ask? Well, as a fundraising team the 12 of us will raise $10,000 for Providence Cancer Center.  Instead of a small portion of our race fees going to the charity 100% of the money we raise will go to help #FinishCancer.

As a current fundraiser we are selling raffle tickets for the chance to win one of these amazing prizes listed in this picture.  Prize packs includes items from the Portland Winterhawks and ticket vouchers, ticket vouchers for OSU vs. Boise Game and a signed basketball from the Blazers. A night at the Hotel Eastlund with a gift certificate for dinner at the rooftop restaurant. A prize pack perfect for runners including a gift certificate to Portland Running Company, Gift Certificate to Fleet Feet, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Planet Granite.  A gift certificate for Fogo de Chao restaurant ticket to Cinetopia, Regal Cinemas, Taqueria Nueve and Glowing Greens mini golf. Plus many more great items.
If you want to purchase raffle tickets you can at
If you would like to donate to the cause without purchasing tickets you can do so at

We have all been impacted by cancer in one-way or another. For some it is a diagnosis given to a loved one, for others it is the diagnosis told by your own doctor. Some have lost the battle, some have won, and some are still fighting. Great strides have been made in the area of cancer research, treatment and care.  While Providence Cancer Center will continue to do just that, it can’t do it alone.  Our team is working on spreading the word of how important Providence Portland medical Foundation is to our community and also asking for donations to meet our goal of raising $10,000.  All proceeds raised will be given to the foundation.

Thank you in advance for your support.

cancerYour tax-deductible donation will help: 


Researchers at Providence Cancer Center are revolutionizing cancer treatments, leading the way nationally and internationally in the field of immunotherapy. By focusing on immunotherapy, Providence scientists are discovering new ways to activate a patient’s own immune system to target and eradicate cancer cells while minimizing damage to normal tissue.  Their goal is both simple and heartfelt – to work tirelessly in developing new strategies that treat, cure and prevent cancer.