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Making Strides

on October 19, 2013

This morning I participated in my first (but not last) walk to support the fight against breast cancer.  This disease has not affected me personally (or anyone I know, at least I don’t think it has) but it was still inspiring to be part of.


It was reported that there were about 50,000 walkers there this morning!


I got involved with this ACS Making Strides walk due to my hotel.  We joined the corporate team at the end of last month and got everything organized very quickly.  But we all enjoyed it so much that we are already planning on making this a yearly thing.  The corporate team was started a few months ago and they organized shirts, tattoos (temporary of course), those stretchy bands and balloons for us all.  They even had breakfast and water waiting for us!  With all of the fundraising everyone did we ended up being the #3 company in the whole walk!

finished monkey

If you remember last time I was working on decorating a bra for my GM to wear.  You can see the finished product above.  It turned out that the bra challenge was issued by multiple male members in my corporation so luckily he wasn’t the only guy wearing a bra.

I have to say that I was very impressed with this walk.  The organizers, volunteers and police did a wonderful job of making a safe, entertaining and well marked route.  At every intersection there were barricades and police to block traffic.  There were also several water stations throughout so that no one got dehydrated.  In Florida with the walk starting at 9am this is very important.  It was over 80 degrees by the time we got started.  The walk organizers also set up random music stations with live performers along the route.  There was a nice variety of music and at a good volume so that the local residents were not disturbed.  All in all it was a great start to the day!

finish line



What I am currently reading:  Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan


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