Sunday, June 21, 2009

2009 NSMC Cancer Walk............

These people don't care about a little rain.....

The day had finally arrived. The 7am gathering started out dry, but it wasn’t long before the mist and wind was circling the event. While a few of our team members decided to remain home under the covers, most arrived and were ready for their 6.2 mile walk. After a team photo was taken, and we heard a few words from the Mayor, we were off in force. Certainly, most of us were wondering if we were too out of shape to be doing this, but the excitement of the day fueled our way down Memorial Drive to Essex Street and to the Common (a short cut across the park for Kim, Lisa and myself, as we got separated from the group when we stopped for coffee and a donut at Ziggy’s).
Crossing Hawthorne Blvd, we then picked up Essex Street, to Central St. to Lafayette Street. Once at the College, we turned around and headed back to Derby Street and on to the finish line at the Willows where we were met with an applauding reception.

Before today, it had been all about the numbers. 100 people walking, $11,375 raised, the t-shirt count, all in support of a cause that has touch the lives of so many. But today, it was about sharing and meeting the many folks that contributed to our team, along side all the other teams that have been supporting this event for 19 years. This was our team's first year, and while we had phenomenal success for our rooky year, we couldn’t have done it with out the generosity of donors, businesses, friends and family. Team, There’s Something About Mary, is forever grateful to everyone who supported Mary and the team. Once our sneakers dry off, we will probably start planning next year’s event, but for a while, we will enjoy the pictures and cherish the memories and new friends made today.

Ada May & Jen
PS: Thank you Lisa for carrying my camera and capturing all the Kodak moments and making the slideshow to the right possible.

3 comments:

dAwN said...

Great job..you should all be very proud of yourselves!

Rose Fisher said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on a job well done. It was terrific to see you at the WALK and your fundraising has been amazing - you should be very proud!

TerriD said...

Saying that you ladies are amazing is an understatement! It was obviously a HUGE success both financially and emotionally. You can see the work and love that went into it!