Friday, October 17, 2008

3 day, 60 mile walk

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

in September of 2006, my mom, cousin and I walked 60 miles over the course of three days in support of Breast Cancer Research. we each had to raise a minimum of $2,200 to JUST walk. we slept in tents, used porta potties, and showered in mobile showers in the back of semis. all in the name of breast cancer. it seems like a lifetime ago yet still so close. my mom was worried she wouldn't make it. she did and she was awesome! my cousin had her worries but she made it, too. fantastic! these are a few of my favorites from the experience of my lifetime...


my cousin, my Mom and me at the end of day two

me, my cousin and my Mom just before the ceremonial finish near Lake Michigan in Chicago

and below, all the walkers raise their sneaker in honor of those fighting or those who lost the fight to breast cancer at the Closing Ceremonies



Breast Cancer 3 Day, 60 Mile Walk

7 comments:

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

That is just so incredible! My Mom had/has breast cancer and NHL so this is near and dear to my heart. THANK YOU for doing this - an awesome PSF!

Hannah Noel said...

You ROCK!! I've always wanted to participate in one of those but they are never near where I live!!


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Chris said...

This cancer touches so many lives. If ever there has been a fight worth fighting -- this is it.

Steph said...

Wow looks like a great thing to be involved in. I would like to do something like this .

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

What an amazing thing to do. Go you guys for raising that money. Definitely a great cause and sounds like great memories!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Way to go! That is a LONG walk!

Cecily R said...

What a great, fantastic PSF and cause. My mother in law is a breast cancer survivor and I am determined to WFTC next year. You've inspired me!!