Monday, May 19, 2008

Race for the Cure a huge success...

Well, it finally came an went after all the preparation and excitement and it was a BLAST!! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was on May 10th, 2008 @ 8:30am in downtown Salt Lake City near the Gateway Mall. It was so fun. They said that there were something around 18,000 people registered for the event and I have no doubt that they were all there. It was amazing how many people you can cram into one place. As the race began it felt like we were being herded like cattle as there was no way we could pick up a quick walking pace. Shuffle for the cure was more appropriate. "Race for the bathroom" would have also been an fitting name. Have you ever tried to wait in line for a bathroom with 17,999 other women. Its impossible. Note to self: Next year, do not drink 32oz of diet Coke on the way to the race. Duh!!
This was taken the day before behind my office building. We invited all who wanted to come to have their pics taken with the amazing Pride for Pink team. I am the one in the front with the white legs!
I forced Eric and Braiden to walk too. No actually, Eric was happy to do it. Braiden was too until I made him wake up at 6am and by mile 2 he was complaining that his knees hurt. "Man up!" I had to say. As I was writhing in pain with a full bladder whilst walking 3 miles.

This is the official Pride for Pink Team photo. I think that we have permission to get this blown up large and hang it in the office building. We are pretty proud of our team. The banner gives the whole thing a nice touch, don't you think?


Rebecca, our inspiration for Pride for Pink, is beautiful, isn't she? She has an amazing strength to keep on truckin' through all the nasty stuff she is dealing with right now. The race was 4 days after one of her roughest chemo treatments but she walked the race without complaint and insisted on finishing. And finish, she did.

Kiley's sweet pink shoes. I plan to steal them next time I am near her closet. So cute and so appropriate.

Ginger, Karley, Kiley's mom Carol, Kiley, Shelby and her hubby.

Me. Love those self-portraits. A note about the hat: The night before I realized that I wanted to wear a hat but needed a pink one so I ran (drove fast) to Wal-Mart and all pink ribbon paraphernalia was GONE! So it was either this Hershey Kisses hat or a Budweiser hat with a can opener in the bill. Guess which one I chose...

Pride for Pink crossing the finish line...
Special survivors finish line...so symbolic of the journey to the end of the trial. Very cool for Rebecca.
HCI nurses: Brenda, Ginger, Myself, Kiley and Friend Tara.
Race for the CURE.

We will return next year. Rebecca plans to run. I'm there...









4 comments:

Pabst Family said...

Whatever! no port-a-potties? That sounds painful. But congrats on finishing. I am proud of you!

devri said...

I am glad you had such a great turn out... And you looked great even if it was a kisses hat..

Whitney said...

HEY... I'm pretty sure I was at that race.. how come I'm not in ANY of your pictures! I only held the sign the whole time! haha:) It's okay.. I forgive you..

Brenda said...

Way to go Amy. That must be an awesome feeling for Rebecca to know how many people are behind her.