This weekend was the Race for the Cure event here in Portland! Here's a great video to show you just a smidgen of what it was like.
It was incredible - reports estimate around 35,000 people filled Waterfront park. We were lucky to be just a few of so many. We were also very lucky to get to meet Joelley23!
This was going to be her first-ever 5K, and I was so excited for her! As it happens, BSchrantz and Roxit22222 were also running their first 5Ks as well!
It was such a madhouse, I mean it literally when I say we were lucky to meet up with her LOL She spotted us, and we stuck together through the line up, start, and finish of her race.
Ready to run!
Near the starting line.
Joelle running for the finish line!
Joelle with the MOUNTAINS of bananas LOL
We didn't get a picture of it later, but by the time we finished our 5K walk later (more on that in a moment..) the mountains were down to mere hills. Incredible!
Everywhere you looked, there was pink. I was careful not to let myself think too too much about why we were all there - y'know, that ole weepy ninny thing of mine LOL It was wonderful though to see Survivors racing through to the finish line, walking tall and strong and proud.
Bill and I, and daughter Courtney formed Team Katy. As you may (or not) recall, we lost Bill's sister Katy to cancer in May.
Bill wore his 'Real Men Wear Pink' tshirt - love it! We also printed out some pictures from our visit with Katy, and 'took her with us' on the walk.
I think she would have gotten a kick out of the whole event. The sea of people was so dense on the walk that we ended up dodging and weaving through people, trying to keep moving at a brisk pace. It still took us nearly an hour to finish, and that's alright. It was worth it.
We missed BSchrantz and Roxit22222 and GayeMC and some friends from work. Here's to having better luck finding each other at the next event!