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MsGebby
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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.

ENJOY!
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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!

debsweb18
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But it sounds like fun! I do my first one next Saturday.

Deb

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MsGebby
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so much a part of something beyond your most wild imagination. Have a great walk and enjoy the moment

xoxo
Mary

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Alexis F
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Thank you Mary for walking for all of us! I am glad that you did this and that it was a great experience for you! I will check out your photos.

Lex

heart-in-hand
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I tried to see your pictures but could not get them either. Thanks for going ahead with it, and one day I want to go on a walk as well...just a kind of kick in the teeth to the beast!

Love you girl!
Kay

mom62
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Mary,

Congratulations on your walk. You always continue to amaze me with all you have going on. I did a local walk back after my first bout and I too was amazed at all the people who came out. Its really nice to see all the support.

Terry

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debi.18
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I also walked my first walk Saturday. It was amazing to say the least! It was my first - but not my last!

Hugs, Debi

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MsGebby
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sister .... we were together in spirit ...

Mary

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Noel
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Congratulations Mary! And, I really enjoyed your pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs, Noel

debsweb18
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I'm afraid I'm going to get so emotional. I cried just reading about going to the survivors booth for a tee-shirt.

Deb

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VickiSam
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I have tears -- just thinking about you, your walk surrounded by all those Survivors,
or loved ones who have lost someone to breast cancer.

So many of us, so surreal.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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Pinky68
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4.5 is a lot of miles, proud of you!!!!
Joyce

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Ritzy
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It makes me teary eyed just reading your post. I am so proud of you and thank you!

Sue :)

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MsGebby
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Seeing the tent labeled SURVIVORS was nothing short of breath taking. So many women who are here because they fought like a girl! I met many who were there to show support because they lost a loved one. My heart broke seeing children there. Just knowing they lost a mommy made my heart break. But I smiled seeing them there. The strength to be there and show support for someone who was there is spirit only. OMG ... I am starting to cry.

Wish we all could do this together ... Maybe one day .....

Mary

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Ritzy
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Love the pics and love you! When I went to my first one, I thought my hubby was going to have to carry me because I got so emotional. He grabbed me ( hard ) by the arm, my friends and family surrounded me and they all almost carried me for the survivor's walk. I was crying the whole time as I was overwhelmed with emotion and love for all of the support I got. I am sooooooo glad you went Mary!

Sue :)

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MsGebby
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I cried. My husband didn't understand. But that's OK. He was there beside me showing his support for the one he loves. ME!!! tHE SURVIVORS tent was the hardest part. Can you believe that? I got so emotional. But once I hit the boardwalk, I was smiling and enjoying the world. Just for that moment. It was something really special. H

Enjoy your day. I KNOW you will

Mary

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AngieD
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Thanks for posting them and telling us about your experience. I hope to do the next one in my town.
Angie

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Noel
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Thanks for sharing your experience and your photos! Love the fire hydrant!

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Kylez
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Thanks for sharing your day and your photos with your sisters! It was something special!

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Kylez
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double post

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Kylez
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a triple post

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Bella Luna
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Congratulations to You! You did it! Thank you for walking.

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DebbyM
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Going to go look at your pictures! Thanks and congrats!

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