After extolling the beauty of San Diego weather, the Susan G. Komen, 3-Day, 60-Mile Walk for Breast Cancer decided to throw us a curve.
- Monsoon-like rain
- Blowing winds – I’m sure I saw Shamu go flying by
- All of it pelting a sea of brightly-colored ponchos
- Oh yeah, the ponchos covered 4,000 3-Day Walkers
You know what – we all survived – no, thrived.
The Unselfish Journey
Each walker there had his or her own reason for walking.
- Some lost a loved one to cancer
- Some knew survivors
- Some are survivors
- Some just care
We started with a single step —
Then another —
- We stepped in puddles
- Winds ripped umbrellas apart
- We picked up walkers crying in pain
- We laughed at the silly way we looked
I had so many dry socks in my zippered windbreaker, I looked like a pregnant kangaroo.
A Rainbow of Hope
What we endured cannot touch on the courage of those dealing with cancer – patients, families, caretakers.
After a brutal day of weather, as we neared tent city, the skies cleared.
A giant rainbow crossed the sky —
As if to say – there is hope – there is always hope.
Follow Your Passion
The 3-Day has become a passion for me and many others.
My business is the pursuit of a passion.
If I have learned anything from the 3-Day, it’s this —
- Follow your passion
- Share the journey
- Take pride in what you accomplish
It all starts with a single step.
Thanks again to all my contributors who made my 7th Walk possible.
Thank you to my teammates of Fight Like A Girl —
- Abby Widman
- Beth Greenberg
- Julie Ewert
- Martina Scanlan
- Penny Rammer
- Sue Peterson
The back of our t-shirt said it best —
Friendships last a lifetime