Governor Pat Quinn today reminded sons and daughters across the state to celebrate their mothers today -- and every day -- for making a difference in their lives. The governor spent Mother's Day by joining thousands of participants in the Susan G. Komen Mother's Day Race for the Cure in Grant Park.
"Our mothers are often the most important figures in our lives -- shaping the people we become and always encouraging us to be the very best," Governor Quinn said. "Whether our mothers are with us today or deep in our hearts, I am reminding everyone in Illinois to take time on this special day to celebrate and thank them for their love."
This year's Race for the Cure honored Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley, who dedicated much of her life to improving the lives of Chicago's children and is an inspiration to breast cancer fighters and mothers everywhere.
A national holiday since 1914, Americans across the country spend this day honoring the impact their mothers have had on their lives.