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?

19 comments:

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.
Riet

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.
Joyce

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!


~Jean

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!

XO,

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...

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

Hugs
Kate