21 October, 2009

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

I would like to thank Susan from A Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Click on the link to see other outdoor posts.

The outdoor activity that my step-sister and her family attended was a walk for the American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is more than just the name of a walk, it describes the progress in the fight against breast cancer. It was held this past Sunday, which was a cold, rainy, miserable day. However, the rain didn't stop these people.

My step-sister, Nancy, is in the pink hat and holding the sign. Nancy should have added her own name on the list. She is the most humble, unselfish person I know.

Making Strides is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.

The man in the orange hat is Nancy's husband. The lady in the black coat is my other step-sister. The other ladies are Nancy's friends. The team was called Mann's Angels.

The man pushing the stroller is Nancy's son and her 3 grands. One cute little girl and twin boys.

Have you had your mammogram?


xinex said...

Great post, Karen! I've had my mammogram...Christine

Jeanne Selep said...

I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate for your walk.

Really Rainey said...

Great post!
Happy ODW
~Really Rainey~

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent. Here, on the 24th, we have our annual 5K walk for B C! A great cause.

Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

Have a glorious Wednesday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely wonderful post, Karen!!

SmilingSally said...

Karen, thank you for a great reminder post. Mammograms are so important. I'm due for one in November.

mbkatc230 said...

Wonderful post Karen. Sorry the weather didn't hold, but it looks like a good turnout. We are going to see the pink firetruck this afternoon! Kathy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a dedicated group! Thanks for the post and reminder.

Riet said...

What a wonderful post. Sorry the weather was not very cooperative.
Thank you for visiting and I did put my other header in my sidebar. It is too small to notice I think . I will put it up as header again maybe in spring. Thank you for the tip.

Regina said...

Great walk for a cause!
A great outdoor post.

Mary said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing the pictures of this event with us. I hope you're having a wonderful week and a great outdoor Wednesday.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post Karen...and I do mean Great!! it's so good to see people fighting the good fight my friend..I had a friend of mine wear my name on her back for ovarian Cancer walk..Tell me I was not honored...I'm a survior and very proud to say I'm just "Happy to be" alive...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Joyce said...

Way to go walking in the rain for such a good cause.

Ms.Daisy said...

I have so much admiration for the people who march and walk for a cure for breast cancers and all cancers! What great pictures you have of these wonderful people and please include yourself!


Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Karen,

I think it is great that the weather was not a deterrent for the walk. Thank you for a great reminder post. Mammograms are so important. I actually have one scheduled two weeks from today.

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Karen. This is just super! That is one dedicated group!


Sheila :-)

Kathy said...

Great cause and great pictures. I haven't had a mammo in a couple of years but I have an appointment with my new doctor in a few weeks and will see that I get one scheduled then.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks so cold and wet, so seeing you all do this walk was even more inspiring! Greta cause. Yes, I schedule my mammogram every year in my birthday month so I don't forget!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kate said...

Your blog is beautiful, thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Looking forward to more sharing with you.