Oct 21, 2012 - 9:57 pm
So I walked 4 1/2 miles today to help raise $$ for Breast Cancer Research and THE CURE. It's the first time for me and I was blown away by the crowd. I believe there were easily 15000 participants. Since you can't add photos on the discussion board, I did upload a couple to my "About Me" page. I didn't get a lot of shots but I think these few are good ones.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I actually did break down and cry while at the Survivors tent. I just got so overwhelmed with all of it. There was a kind woman handing out sashes and shirts and she knew I was going to lose it. She came around the table to hug me and offered her ear and shoulder to me. She told me she was a 12 year survivor and really understood how emotional it is for a NEW survivor like me. She also offered to have someone call me who could talk to me and offer more support. I declined but did ask for the name of the association she was talking about. Of course, American Cancer Society. I thanked her and started toward the crowd to start walking. The rest of the day was wonderful. So many sisters...so many caregivers...so many friends and family walking in solidarity for this cause. I am still blown away by this whole thing.
I know my contribution was small, but my heart was BIG with caring and sharing.
God Bless us ALL!