Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Susan G. Komen - Race for the Cure

Saturday morning, I participated in the Race for the Cure with Mom and some family friends.  We walked on our friend, Paula's team, "PT's Rack Pack." Paula and her family have been friends of our family for what seems like forever! I don't remember not knowing them, and her daughter, Jessica -- or "Caca" as Abby and I called her-- used to babysit us and decorate our Christmas trees with us! Now, Abby babysits Paula's other daughter, Stacey's, three boys! It's cool how the circle comes around like that :)

During the walk, we had a lot of fun and weather was beautiful!!  If you haven't heard of the Race for the Cure before, it's a 3.1 mile walk, and all of the proceeds go towards breast cancer research.  You can find out more information here, on the Susan G. Komen website, and maybe you'll find a race to sign up for, too!

Leading up to the event, Mom and I spent several evenings making tutus to wear.  It's not hard, just very time consuming....especially if you run out of tulle, ha.

When we first got there, we were just standing around, waiting for the team to gather together, but we stepped away for a couple pictures with Andrew Freidan!

Here's mom, me and Brandy!

Ready to go!

Here are two of Paula's grandkids. It was great seeing them come out to walk, too :)

Enjoying the walk!

Towards the end of the course, we passed these pretty pink flowers, so of course we had to take some pictures in front of them!
Here's mom and me with Paula:

And mom and me (we were all taking "flamingo" pictures, haha)

We're following Paula, our mother duck!

We can see the finish line!!

aaannnd she's off!!

What a great morning for a walk around Richmond!
Thanks for letting us be a part of your team, Paula!!!

Mom mentioned that we wouldn't be able to walk next year....
....because we'll be at Abby's graduation!!

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