Somewhere between here and there ... a blog post got lost. What is left are these photos of the SF AVON walk and the SF Race for the Cure.
I walked on Saturday a route that was long the same streets of Avon's walk from the MV bike path to their camp in Corte Madera. Passing one of their pit stop a man ran me down. he thought I had just walked by and I was their first walker through....
I am never first.
On the way back to MV I gave encouragement to walkers who were on mile 20+ on their way to camp. We are raising fund for different organizations, but we are raising funds because we want to end Cancer. I found that if I mentioned Komen I didn't get the smiles I had hope to bring, so I didn't mention Komen any more, just encouragement. Some smiles would follow.... but if I can be so bold as to say, not quite as bright as the ones I see on the 3 day. Maybe its just me.
I felt the same way when joined my client and her family in SF for the Race for the Cure. A 5k for Komen and its local affiliate. I saw tears and smile on the 3.1 mile walk/run. I saw some happy faces too, but the real smiles, the real love I felt from a couple of 3 day folks I ran into.
On the 5k children and dogs can come along. Sometimes women were walking because they finally could after getting far enough along in their treatments to have the strength.
Family together to celebrate the survivorship of a Mother or friend, a sister or colleague.
We walk different walks... but we walk for the same reasons. To end Breast Cancer. And I as a survivor walk this walk to say "I'm HERE! And I am not going anywhere...except another mile..."