Making Strides for the Cure

So, I have to confess this past weekend was amazing. The sun was shinig, the weather was warm and I was out and about. To start off the weekend my boyfriend and I ventured to New York City for some good old family bonding. I made sure that I was around for the next eventful day (I know you are anxious to know what it is) – the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

Making Strides (taken by Raven Short)

In Washington Park in Albany, NY thousands gathered to walk for the cure. Last year the event gathered 15,000 hopeful individuals, this year 20,000 people attended. All attendees were dressed in their pink attire. I even saw a man with his whole face painted pink (a little scary).

I attended the event with my mother, her team, Nanny’s Double Dutch League, and the United Sisters of New York Inc. We all walked in support of an amazing woman, Ms. Tonja. Each stride that we all made around the park was to celebrate, remember and fight against a disease that has taken too much. Taking the necessary steps forward to help promote, raise funds and raise awareness for a cure that is in dire need has so much impact. On October 21, 2012 $448,010.66 was raised for the American Cancer Society. I don’t know about you but that BRINGS JOY TO MY HEART.

Nanny's Double Dutch League supports Ms. Tonja (taken by Raven Short)

My mother and I (taken by Raven Short)

 

As I walked around the park holding my mothers hand I saw several people. I am proud of all the Saint Rose clubs that were in attendance: Golden Notes, Relay for Life, Knights of Service and I bet there were others I just didn’t see. I love how people can come out to an event no matter what ethnicity or race and walk for hours for a cause that can change peoples lives. Students from high schools and other colleges gathered together to hand out water or even cheer on the walkers. McDonald’s was even giving away FREE apples to people…did you read the words FREE. My mother and I couldn’t have left the event without getting the traditional fried dough TOO DELICIOUS.

I congratulate everyone that attended on such beautiful Sunday. Each step was important.

My mother Natalie Jay-Short and Nanny's Double Dutch League (taken by Raven Short)

Thanks for reading, stay tuned to the next exciting blog, salutations.

  1 comment for “Making Strides for the Cure

  1. Tiereney Lloyd
    October 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Very powerful, keep up the great work !

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