Sunday, September 14, 2008


So me and the Caddis Chronicles crew got up early this morning and headed into the Big City to walk in the Race for the Cure in Central Park. It's a great way to spend a day in the city and help raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. It was hot and humid, but none of that mattered because we shared the energy of over 100,000 people joined in a common cause.

It's fun and energizing, and makes one realize how lucky they are to get up out of bed on their own every morning and face the challenges of the day. Everywhere you look there are people with stories of strength and courage; survivors - many walking on their own, others being assisted, and still others making their way in wheel chairs.

And of course, there's my wife Karen is a survivor of stage 4 inflamatory breast cancer - 5 years and counting! She just finished treatment earlier this summer as she is now free of the disease.

The start of the walk.......most of the "survivors" wear pink tees.

A survivor, so happy to be there dyed her hair.......PINK!
The masses heading south in the park..........
And the finish..........
It was a beautiful day. After the walk we walked some more and then had brunch at the Ocean Grill - great food, go if you have a chance when you're in the city. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection.

Hi Leigh! We missed you this year..........spread the word at Virginia Tech!

Life is good. It's really good when you can share a day for a common cause with strangers.

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