Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Avon Walk Boston- 2012

Oh so many things to talk about and lately- very little time!!

I wanted to start off though by saying one great big, giant, yelling from the rooftops- THANK YOU!  Thank you to everyone who supported Jen and I through our Avon Walk journey this past weekend.  I am blown away by the support pre walk with every one's donations, both financial and baked, and the outpouring of kind words and supportive advice.  As this was my very first walk, I was shocked to find how much apart of the community I immediately felt.  During the walk itself- I again was astounded by the kindness of strangers.  All along the route people turned out from their homes, interrupting their Saturdays, to offer us water, Popsicles, candy, or anything else they felt might aid us in our journey.  Every round of applause that occurred as we trekked past, every "thank you", every car horn beep willed us on and kept us on track.  I won't lie to you and say it was easy.  The Sunday route was tough- injured feet from Saturday, high temperatures and long stretches of road made it difficult, but as I thought about the incredible strength of those women out there fighting this terrible disease, and WINNING- I put one foot in front of the other and kept my head in the game.  

The sad truth is that every three minutes- EVERY THREE MINUTES- a new diagnosis of breast cancer is found.  Every three minutes a woman hears that she is about to enter the fight of her life.  Together, here in Boston, we raised $4.8 million dollars to help aid in the research and funding of projects to help end breast cancer...I feel unbelievably blessed to be a part of finding a cure. 

So, before we return to our food chats, I need to say thank you.  Without the love and support of family, friends, and complete strangers- we wouldn't be standing here in such good spirits.

And finally, I realized an incredible thing this weekend as well.  I don't often talk to you all about my personal life- and so many of you don't know that I am a ridiculous dancer.  And by ridiculous- I mean TERRIBLE but a frequent dancer. I have about 3 "moves" that I rotate through and greatly enjoy piecing them together in different patterns- no matter what the music is.  I found that when my spirits were low, my feet were blistered and I was struggling- throwing on Pandora and getting into my awful dance moves got me through.  So if you were on the course this weekend and saw a really awful dancer on the way and didn't make fun of me - you get a great big thank you as well ;-)

Up next- many posts featuring seafood, coffees, liquor and more :-)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Thanks so much for walking with me! I'm know for a fact that your dancing helped some of our fellow walkers get through a rough patch (myself included!)

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