Sunday, November 20, 2011

My 3-Day for the Cure Journey - Year 2

For the 2nd year I  was privileged to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Event.
TEAM MAMMOGRAMMY had grown in numbers this year to 9. We had a great group! 
Top row: Stacey, Katie,Barbara,Nikki,Emily
Bottom Row: (ME) Carol, Cedar, Sean
*I have no idea what I was looking at!
We started off with a great Opening Ceremony at the break of dawn. With a ton of PINK!
I was even able to sneak a picture with the New Komen Spokes Person!
She is so sweet and very "bubbly"!
I cant tell you the "feeling" present  everyday....I really wish I could. You have a roller coaster of emotions every minute. At times I would laugh so hard I couldn't breathe. Then I would be so inspired by the many stories I had heard, or Survivors I had met that I couldn't stop crying.  Mile after Mile you were cheered on by the many "walker stalkers" as we liked to call them. All yelling out that every step you took was for them! Or you would read the words of a sign being held by a "big burly" man telling you "thank you for walking in the memory of his wife!"  Step by step...KNOWING we were all there for the same reason. 

And this year I was so honored to be able to carry one of the flags half the day on day 2. And then again a different flag all day 3. It was fabulous! Although at first I didn't want to give the wrong impression. Because I was carrying the flags saying "Myself and My Daughter".  I even asked the Komen staff if I shouldn't be carrying them because I didn't not have Breast cancer nor does my daughter....That is when she told me that it is a flag of many different meanings. I had to agree! Because in a way I WAS doing it for myself and my daughter. I hope that she may never "know" cancer of any type! I choose to do this for all those can not. for the World to find a CURE!
If I were to ask you all to think of someone who has been effected with Breast Cancer or ANY type of Cancer, I KNOW every single person can think of SOMEONE. Weather it is a friend, family, neighbor...EVERYONE knows someone! Just imagine a World without this burden...
the generations to come..... OH HAPPY DAY!
I loved every single minute of every step! Even when I peeled my socks off my feet to change shoes. Not even the rain could stop us from having a good time! And I carried off that "poncho look" NICE! (lol)
Let the good times roll! I was thrilled to see my PINK TENT too! Just look at all those tents!
I even found a PINK STRIPPER POLE! (Whats a Las Vegan girl to do?)
Ha, ha..then what would you think I would find next?....perhaps a PINK NUN?!
Last year whenever this certain  "crew" member saw me she would point and smile (because I was always wearing  something that had "bling". So I would just smile and point back and call her "DIVA!".....Well she was back crewing the even again this year! I actually found out her real name is RITA! The volunteer's who crew this event are such a HUGE part of making sure we are in good shape in EVERY aspect. WE LOVE THE CREW!
The miles were many....
Friends were aplenty....
I "walked" for OUR FUTURE!
We ALL "walked in their Shoes" for 60 Miles....
We finished  STRONGER than we began....
SURVIVORS!!! THAT IS WHAT WE ARE MAKING!!!
If ever you have the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event, I urge you to do so.
It is life changing! Your own as well as those you are helping along the way!
THANK YOU to all of you who donated!!!
*I dedicated this years walk to Heather Tallman, 
Kathy Haack, and  Trisha Shamp!
PLUS  all of those out there fighting! Together
 WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
LARK

10 comments:

Valerie Gardner said...

You're an inspiration, Lark! Thanks for doing this for those affected by cancer! You rock!

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

Awesome job!!!

Jackie B. said...

All I can say is You Rock and you are a true inspiration! I have had several friends and family members that have had cancer and your post here today made me cry...just a little! Keep up the good work!

The Better Baker said...

Oh Lark - what a beautiful post! I cried as I read through and looked at your gorgeous inspiring pictures. LOVE the pink tents...and the ribbon 'tattoo'....all of it! You have such a giving heart for others...how could we all help but not love & adore you??? THANKS SO MUCH FOR GIVING AND FOR SHARING SO WE CAN FEEL MORE A PART OF THIS GREAT EXPERIENCE. BLESSINGS!!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing the experience!

Erin said...

Absolutely amazing. I had the amazing pleasure of doing this walk in 2003 right after my mother-in-law lost her battle with breast cancer. It was an experience I will never, ever forget. Thank you for reminding me of my experience!

Debi said...

Beautiful! I cried as I read of your journey to make a difference for Precious Women...Our Friends, Daughters, Mamas, Sisters, Aunts....

You are such an inspiration! I know your family is very proud of you. I'm proud to be your friend. <3 and Hugs Sweet One!

Amee said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lark!!! Thank you for all you do for the wonderful cause. Xoxo~

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Oh my gosh..I sit here tears of joy. Of hope and peace as with people like you in this world, I will always know...anything is possible. Love you buddy, you have to be one of the NEATEST people I have NEVER met! HUGS

Cedar said...

I am so excited to do it again!! What a wonderful experience it's been for us these last two years and I am so thankful to have found a friend for life. You bring an amazing amount of laughter and joy into my life, I love and cherish the moments we have together even if just twice a year. I am amazed that while we were noted as 'do-gooders' helping a good cause, clearly we are the ones who gained more than any amount of money could ever afford us from this adventure.

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