Gorgeous fall sunshine rippling through the giant poplars suspended over the streets of Willow Park, residents lining the streets, cheering, singing and waving homemade signs. There are pink balloons, bra trees, cool team names, pink dogs & crazy boob hats! Mostly what there is, is spirit…..8,000 people united, running, jogging, walking or rolling towards their goal of 1, 2 or 5 kms. The CIBC Run for the Cure is like no other – a spirit, a passion and something to be believed in.
In our KickStart community alone we know so many people who are survivors themselves or are the friends, sisters, and daughters of someone who has been touched by this disease. I just wanted to take a moment and savor the feeling of being inspired, of being a part of something bigger and knowing that what we all want is to see the good in the world….I wanted to share what I saw with you….
I saw a tiny might of a woman walk 5km only a week and 3 days after life altering surgery! (Go Mum!!!)
I saw a community of support, acceptance and friendship.
I saw a neighborhood rally to buoy the spirits of the people running though it.
I saw newborns in strollers and elderly in wheelchairs.
I saw husbands running for their wives who could not and sons running for mothers they will never hug again.
I saw families united with a common goal.
I saw laughter and I saw lots of tears.
I saw spirit….and
I saw so much love!
ps – Thank you to our huge team and those who supported us near and far – you too are so very loved!! Our team raised over $4800!!! Whoot whoot!!