Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pretty in Pink


On your mark…
Get set…
Go!

And we were off, racing for a cure to breast cancer. Women, men, children and even animals showed up in their pink pretties…pink as far as the eye could see. It was an amazing sight—both sad and wonderful. Sad, because these thousands of people have all been impacted by breast cancer in one way another. Wonderful, because there was a serious sense of unity and support in the air. Plus, this meant hundreds of thousands of dollars was raised in one day, which is awesome. My emotions were definitely running high! (No pun intended.)

Pop and I “ran” the 3.1 miles (really a brisk walk, with plenty of photo-op stops along the way) for my mom, as did three of Mom’s friends and Angie (who was also there running—and she really ran—for her SIL, Becky).


As you can see, we finished in just over an hour. Not too shabby considering we probably didn’t even get off of the starting line (because of all of the people) until about 15–20 minutes in. Okay, so maybe it's not great, but we finished, and that's what matters, right?


The race wove in and out of the streets of Salt Lake City. Many people living in the houses along the sidelines were out in their yards watching, and it’s no wonder. It was quite the spectacle. People in boas, wigs, capes, pink spandex jumpsuits (a man), even a human bowling pin. That’s right, take a look…


A beautiful, pink parade!


This is something Pop and I will definitely do again next year, and this time we’ll have Mom there with us, sporting her pink survivor shirt.

10 comments:

Becky said...

What a wonderful day that must have been! I don't know how I missed signing up for it, but next year tell me when sign-ups are so I can get there! We got some ta-tas to save!!

B-

rae said...

beautiful.
(((hugs))) for MOM!!

Flagstaff said...

Woohoo! You were out there with my little cousin. :)

I like that you talked about all the pink in your post. When I did a Komen 5K in L.A. that was the most dominant impression for me, too. It is so powerful and empowering to be at an event like that.

dnzrchk said...

I am so proud of you! I wish I could have "ran" with you and the uncle! I miss you and read your blog all the time. You are so freakin' cute. How is Aunt Peggy? I hope all of your readers understand andappreciate all the work you put into all that you do. You are a super special woman Megaroonie! Do you supply all the gifts you give away or.....? Email me when you aren't too terrible swamped. Love you, Vicki

Jennifer said...

That is so awesome!! What a wonderful day! We are planning to do the Diabetes walk in October to benefit Juvenile Diabetes. My 9 yr old daughter is diabetic.

Robert said...

Runs are fun, especially when they are for a good cause. Stef ran this race too. If it would have been a few weeks later, I would have been there for Peg and all the other wonderful women who are fighting breast cancer.

Good job, Meg!

Maris said...

Beautiful post and what a wonderful cause!

Lori said...

Hi Megan, Good for you for completing the walk for a great cause. My sister walked 26 miles in Massachusetts (don't know the town) and was suppose to walk 13 on Sunday, but due to huge blisters on her heels, she couldn't participate Sunday. She raised $2,000 and completed the walk in 7 hours. She was so pleased! I am very proud of her. And...I found you through my blog when you congratulated me on my win at CKC Manchester, NH. Thanks again, Megan! I appreciate your comment.

Charlene said...

That is so cool!! I work at a place that does mammograms and We started think Pink!!! I love that!! It is such a worthwhile cause!!!

Life Made Creations said...

Congrats on your wonderful run for breast cancer. I am so glad to have found your blog. It was a pleasure meeting you at CKC Manchester: as a student in Peek, and a TA in Moments. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog:)
Hugs!
Michelle