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4.21.2010

43 degrees and a whole lotta pink

Saturday morning we woke up at 6:30 Chris woke up at 6:30 to get a shower and run to Dunkin Donuts to surprise me with coffee and a donut when I woke up at 7 7:15ish (he's kind-of adorable, I know!)

We then decked ourselves out in our pink gear and waited for Al & EP and my darlin' friend Casey to meet us at the condo. Once they arrived we piled into a car, drove down the street and got ready to kick breast cancer in the booty!

I was completely shocked by the amount of people there! I heard on the news that they had over $41,000 people sign up. Which yea, sounds like a lot until you see them all on one street - holy tata's! 

(Stole Borrowed these photos from Casey's facebook!)
EP, Allison, Casey, myself & ChrisChris

This was our first year doing Race for the Cure, and aside from the chilly temperatures we had a blast! Three miles isn't nearly as bad as I imagined it being (I might kick myself for saying this, but I almost think I could have ran it)

On our path we passed the Indianapolis Zoo, and they had one of their elephants standing on the hill with big pink ribbons painted on her ear - so cute!

We spent a large part of the 3 miles chatting and enjoying the sunshine (thank goodness it didn't rain!). We've come up with some awesome team names for next year, and we're planning on getting a larger group together to do it! I had such a sense of community and pride when we looped around back to the finish line! My least favorite part was seeing the children and teens with the "In Loving Memory of My Mom" signs on their shirts, that just broke my heart, but it gave me an even bigger push to volunteer again next year and try to raise even more money in the fight against breast cancer!

That's one more thing I get to cross off my 23 Before 23 list! (Did you notice my new button the right side, fancy huh?)

15 comments:

Allison said...

I'm so glad that we decided to sign up for this together and I can't wait til next year! :) maybe we will decide to run and beat the crowd! Here's to ta-ta's!!!!

Caroline said...

Love Race for the Cure! Our's isn't until October.

Neely said...

ours is oct too! Im so proud of you! Good job girlie :)

Krystal said...

cute new buttons :)

Kristen said...

Great job, what a great race to be a part of!

Alissa said...

I'm so glad you got to experience this. I do our local one every year. It's for such a great cause and it holds a special place in my heart because my grandma passed away from breast cancer.

Alison said...

hooray for crossing something off the list! and such a worthwhile something, at that.

also, love the new buttons!

Melissa said...

wow! what a great experience and for such a great cause! I love your blog, thanks for stopping by mine! I am a new follower. Have a great week.

Brittany said...

What a great cause to walk for :-) You have to be proud of yourself for that! I'd love to do a walk like this in my area.

Tiffany said...

I love this!! Love your pictures and I love that you are out walking to end BC. I do the RFC every year with a team and last year I did the Komen 3 day. It was amazing and challenging. My mom is a survivor! Thanks for walking!! XOXO

Annie said...

So proud of you fo doing this! How awesome..and what a great cause!!

Katie said...

good for you! i LOVE doing race for the cure! i've done it about 5 or so times and love it every time!

and the elephant MIGHT just be the cutest thing i've ever seen ... LOVE him!!!

Mandy said...

How awesome that you and your friends did a Race for the Cure. Raising money for this cause is so important. I am glad that the race went well for you and that you're going to do it again next year!

Jamie said...

Way to go! What a great event to participate in!

Tori and Chad said...

I think you must've composed that right before I started reading your blog... You're only 22? PUKE!