On October 15th and 16th I participated in my first AVON 39 Walk for Breast Cancer. Those that follow me know I’ve been walking in the Susan G Komen Dallas walk for 6 years now, but this year I decided it was time to walk in my home state :). I will also be walking in the 3 day 60 mile next week, but for now I’d like to share the NY experience.
First and most important, the 3,500 NY walkers raised $8.7 million dollars to crush breast cancer!!!!!!!
I think the whole idea of walking multiple breast cancer walks came last year during the SGK Dallas walk, Tim being the friendly one :), got to talking to Tina who walks multiple walks each year, she is from Dan Diego and was walking in Dallas, She had said she would be walking in NY and of course we said we would too! My BFF of 50+ years had said she would walk with us in Dallas once she retired, HOWEVER since the walk was in NY, Mona agreed to join us. Meggie who also lives in the DFW area also joined in, so the five of us made the decision and before we knew it the time had arrived.
Tim and I flew in from Dallas on Friday morning…I made Tim get up at 4am to catch a 6am flight from DFW to LGA hehe 🙂 I am an early bird…he is NOT :). Friday night was spend finishing off our “costumes” and adding all the names of who we walk for to our shirts. That list is way too long!!!!…which is why we continue to walk!
Another 3am morning on Saturday to get to the city in time for opening ceremonies . We started downtown at pier 84 and walked our way north along the Hudson River did a U Turn and headed south on our way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Born and raised in NY and NEVER walked the Brooklyn Bridge, something I’d always wanted to do, just never did. Gosh what a beautiful view!
That’s Mona, Tim and Meggie walking along the river, very cold breezes were coming off of it!
Mona, Tina,Tim and Meggie….yup still cold along that river!
Mile 3 (Tina, Meggie, Tim, Mona and me)
Along the way we had a stalker…well we knew who he was, BFF’s hubby 🙂 Mac met up with us around mile 3,
Always something to see along the way….
at Lincoln center .
and then at the bridge… and a few more bridge shots with my I-phone
Manhattan Bridge view from the Brooklyn Bridge
View of the city from the Brooklyn side
Half way point day one
Saturday night was spent on Randall’s Island in …yup, little pink tents! They fed us well and provided hot showers. It was early October so wasn’t anticipating the temps to drop to 30 degress…BRRRR but we managed to keep cozy in the sleeping bags.
Sunday’s route took us along the north end of Central Park and down along the west side and back down to our starting point at the piers.
Walker Stalker Vans….
We made it!!!!
See you all next year!!!!
Photos are from Mac…thank you, Meggie, thank you and my new and still trying to figure out IPhone…
The NY AVON 39 walk provides resources to so many breast cancer patients in NY and around the country as well as research programs to provide resoursed to make the most progress possible to obliterate breast cancer