Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Walk in the Park


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I run for hope, I run to feel
I run for the truth for all that is real
I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
I run for you and me my friend
I run for life

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Cancer survivors paraded through the crowd to Melissa Etheridge’s “I Run for Life”. An emotionally charged group of over 5,000 women cheered and clapped. They were there to celebrate cancer survivors and support those battling breast cancer.
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The Women’s 5K Classic was held this morning in Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA. A beautiful park and glorious fall weather set a backdrop for runners and walkers. A sea of pink filled the paths of the parkway. I felt a bond in the fight against breast cancer.

Volunteers cheered, music blared, high fives passed along lines of runners and walkers. Today was one of those feel-good days - full of hope and friendship.
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2 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

What a testament to the human spirit to take something as scary as cancer, and unite together to fight this disease, and celebrate the growing victories in overcoming it. Well done!

MARIE said...

I walk to support a friend who's sister died at a young age from breast cancer. Thanks for your kind words.

Get those mammograms, ladies!