Hello all!! A little worse for the wear this morning...little sleep on Saturday night...the walk Sunday morning...adn then my father-in-laws birthday Sunday afternoon. Needless to say...I am a bit beat this morning...but I have to say...what an amazing turn out...and an amazing morning yesterday. I think the cool thing about this walk...no matter who you come with, or if you come alone, you are walking with THOUSANDS of survivors...and the families of those who lost the fight! It is truly humbling to be walking behind and along side those who are wearing one of those pink bibs that lists out in memory of or in celebration of...and then you find yourself next to someone wearing the pink hat that states survivor.
My friend and I have decided that we will be training this next year so that we can run it next year! It was definitely a moving day! I would encourage everyone to do it at least once in their lifetime...if not for breast cancer, or cancer, there are a ton of other walks that support different causes. I know here in the Portland area this weekend they are doing the Habitat for Humanity walk. Find something...and meet some of these people...it is really a great experience.
I have been blessed in my life time in the sense I have never had the opportunity to look at life and take it for granted. I have watched loved ones battle with cancer and both win and lose the fight. And I have watched my own son battle with health and struggle to survive. Steve and Jeff...I am with you...I hope that others can take a look at their lives and their loved ones and really get a better understanding for what this time means...you just never know when it will all be over!
Thank you again for everyone`s support! I don`t think we have an official count of participants yet...but I heard rumors of close to 50,000 people! It was really a beautiful site!