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 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.
|I was even able to sneak a picture with the New Komen Spokes Person!|
She is so sweet and very "bubbly"!
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!