Saturday, June 21, 2008

I Hated Pink....Till This Very Day

I hated pink... till this very day. The day that I had the honor of running with hundreds of breast cancer survivors. A race where there was a pray for those beloved that had passed; where running time, even measured, was not important; where the hope and the goal was not in the PR but in the cure; where the medals were not for the fastest runners but for the real winners, the breast cancer survivors.

Every instant my feet pounded the asphalt was dedicated to all the women that have gone through this and survived, and to the ones that have passed. God Bless Them All.

The 5K race, with 15,000 participants, and
in a "kinda summer" Seattle day, closed with a beautiful ceremony in our Seahawks Field where Survivors paraded indicating how many years they have survived breast cancer.

My company, Boeing, received the largest team award with 1,400 runners. Boeing pledged $100 for every Boeing runner, for $140,000!!!

My time 30:38 for a pace of 9:52.
0-1 year


Petraruns said...

What a wonderful race and in such a wonderful cause - and great fundraising there! Well done!

Susan said...

That's wonderful, LL!

ShirleyPerly said...

I gotta say that I'm not much of a pink person either except when it comes to Breast Cancer related stuff. Awesome that you were able to raise so much for a great cause!!

Backofpack said...

Somewhere in that sea of pink were two of my cousins. And my extended family walking for my aunt and cousin who died from breast cancer. I'm sorry I couldn't be there, but proud of all of them, and you!

Jade Lady said...

Wow...such great participation! Awesome turnout from your company!

I've not done this race in a long time - I think it's time for me to do it when it comes to town!

Kevin said...

Gave me goose bumps! Good girl!!