My sister-in-law, Wendy, and I just completed the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Dallas. The 3-Day is a 60 mile walk around Plano, Richardson, Addison, Farmers Branch, the Park Cities and Dallas.
A big thank you to all of our donors and supporters. There is no way we could have done it without you – including the lady on Webb Chapel handing out mimosas on Saturday morning!!!
Day 1, Friday
The 2011 Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure began on a chilly Friday morning at Collin Creek Mall in Plano. I was asked to carry one of the Honor Flags in the opening and closing ceremonies.
The 18-mile route started with an incredible send off from the kids at Aldridge Elementary. It was the first of many schools that came out to support us. The day was filled with cheering stations and fantastic community support. Lunch was great at beautiful Valley View Park. We had plenty of sun, music and even a little bit of dancing. After we cheered the last walker into camp we had a delicious dinner, including Mac and Cheese!!, and celebrated our top Dallas/Fort Worth fundraisers.
Saturday’s 21-mile route started a little cold but the sun came out and it was perfect walking weather. How about the cheering stations on Saturday? The pink gorilla was back this year and Gene Simmons from ‘Kiss’ was spotted at a Grab & Go in the afternoon. There were nearly two miles of continuous cheering stations after we had lunch at the Hockaday Academy. We walked a little slower today but we made it to camp in time for dinner, a few games and the dance party.
Our final day of walking began with a quick bus ride to Ursuline Academy. We started our 15-mile walk through som of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Dallas. Then it was onto the Katy Trail and through Historic Downtown Dallas past the American Airlines Center and Pioneer Plaza with the bronze steer. Lunch was at Main Street Garden – what a view of downtown Dallas! The final miles of the route wound through the Deep Ellum Arts District and into the Fair Grounds for a celebratory Closing Ceremony with our family and friends. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
The DFW Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure raised $7.1 million for research and community awareness.
I will be participating in the 2012 Susan G. Komen DFW 3-Day for the Cure! You can find my personal page at: