Today was the Susan G Koman Race for the Cure benefitting the fight against breast cancer, in Philadelphia. There were 100,000 people there, over 50% of which parcipated in either the 5k race or the 5k walk. My mom, my sister, and I participated in the walk, with an “official” time of 1 hour 22 minutes, but when 50,000 people are on the same path you are, it’s hard to make good time unless you sign up as a runner and I’m not a runner. I’m pretty happy with it.
And I was blown away by the number of people who were there wearing the pink “survivor” shirt — over seven thousand survivors. Less than a month since my aunt’s death, and there were a few times where it was hard. The whole place was filled with so many determined people that it was hard to be angry or sad for very long.
We’re already talking about walking again next year, which means that I need to get into better shape, because Great Strides for the CF Foundation is next weekend (around here, anyway) and there is no way I can do two of these things back-to-back this year… but next year could be a different story.