Monday, October 12, 2009

17th Annual Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure

It's very hard to articulate the feelings around participating in an event like this. When thousands of people come together to support a cause, it's moving. When tens of thousands of people are like minded in supporting a cause, it's overwhelming. When hundreds of thousands of people set aside differences in racial, ethic and social classes to support a cause, it's simply powerful. The Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure event is all of these and so much more. Here are some pictures from my first time to participate in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, this past Sunday.

I had to climb a tree just to get these shots. I wanted to capture the magnitude of people in attendance. No matter which way I looked, it was just a sea of people as far as the eye could see in every direction.
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My friends are front and center in this next shot. The solid pink shirts, example bottom left, are reserved for Breast Cancer Survivors.
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Runners water cups...
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Bananas, Apples...
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And truckbeds filled with ice and water...
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The line up at the starting line...
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My friends and our original 'Pink Ribbon' hand signal...
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And then I would see something; a T-shirt, a sign, a couple holding hands and sudden emotions would fill my eyes with tears...just because.
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We crossed the Finish Line.
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In closing, I wanted to capture on video, who each of us were walking or running for, so here's that little clip. You're allowed to laugh at the fact that I was trying to 'direct' this video and be in the video at the same time! hahaha!



By the way, the walk was in downtown Phoenix, so I was able to get a quick snapshot by the Capital building ... Texas readers, try not to laugh, seriously.
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kinda lame, compared to what we are used to, huh? :o)

Do something that makes you proud,
Julia

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