Sunday I did a very special walk, Making Strides for Breast Cancer. My friend, former colleague and fellow racer, Christa
, was instrumental in organizing this race at this location. I hadn't realized it was the first time the race was in Rutland until that day. It was also taking place in Chittenden County at the same time. Christa was the biggest individual fund raiser and her team, Tutus for Tatas was the second biggest fund raising team.
Christa, on the left, looking back.
Christa is a 7 year breast cancer survivor who is living with cancer every day. I never hear her complain. She has a great attitude and lives life fully. So many people find excuses to not exercise but not Christa. She is out there running and racing and challenging herself. Christa is a hero of mine and I was thrilled to do this walk in her honor.
There were other former colleagues there walking for Christa too. In fact of the walkers there from our school I am the only one who is still there.
Some have moved on to other jobs and some have retired. And man is that looking better lately
Anne, on the right, another former colleague, is
an 11 year survivor.
The day was rainy and a little cool but that didn't seem to dampen spirits. Before we started all of the survivors were called up to the front and as you would expect it was an emotional moment.
Christa, in the front, on the right.
We walked around the mall where we were located and then on a trail through the woods. I was very glad I was part of this day and a member of Tutus for Tatas!
I saw on Darlene's blog that she wore pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day. I didn't realize it was happening. Did anyone else do something for breast cancer over the weekend?