Today was the Run for the Cure walk. This was my first year going and I have to say, it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.
I woke up at 7:20 am on a Sunday, so I knew I was committed to going on this walk. I got ready, took my dog for a walk and was on my way to the run.
It felt as if I was surrounded by yummy pink cotton candies. Men, women, children and animals all dressed in pink. Men wearing tutus, women wearing pink colored wigs; running as if they themselves were killing cancer by each step they took. It was enlightening.
There was one incident that got to me the most. I saw a beautiful woman who was going through her stages of cancer, her head gorgeous and bald and her family holding her up, being her pillars of strength. I looked at my 'special friend' and we both had a moment. A moment where I remembered my aunt going through her chemo, fighting for her life to rid her cancer. She fought hard and she survived. I called her right after the walk was done.
Unfortunately that was not the case for my 'special friends' aunt and his friends' mom.They were fighters, and fought hard till the end. They will NEVER be forgotten.
I salute everyone who is fighting; fought cancer. You are all simply beautiful....
I will be sure to make this an annual event.