Thursday, June 30, 2011

On Deck for the Cure

The day my sister died, May 30, I was on a cruise to Canada on the MS Maasdam. That night, we got a flyer at our cabin talking about "On Deck for the Cure," a 5K walk around the deck to support the Susan G. Komen organization in its fight against incurable breast cancer. The fee was $15, and we got a tee-shirt and a pink wrist band. Naturally, I signed up.

The day of the walk - 12 laps around the deck - about 50 or 60 of us showed up, including several breast cancer survivors. Because of my heel, I'd not walked in weeks, but pounded away trying to keep warm in the blustery winds. It meant a lot to me to do this walk just days after Ann's death. It did make my heel worse, though.

With less than a half lap to go, a friend of mine suddenly popped out with his camer and snapped these two shots.


Elayne said...

Hi Art~ i am sure that was a bitter sweet moment for you. Glad you did it though :) Thinking of and praying for your family :)
Your Texas friend~ elayne

Racn4acure said...

Thanks Elayne. Yes, it was quite bittersweet. Thanks for the prayers. Art