If I learned one thing today, it’s that the people of Atlanta are Resilient, Determined, Strong and full of Hope. Nevermind the fact that they woke up early in the morning to walk in yesterday’s 36 degree weather. These Atlantans showed up for something greater than themselves, they showed up for an AMAZING cause…to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer. When I received an invitation from a fellow blogger (and new friend) Eboni of The Fashionista Next Door, I was happy to accept. It’s such a great event to be a part of because you get to see a mixture of people who have all been affected by this horrible disease in some way. As a person whose father was recently diagnosed with cancer, I’m so humbled and touched to see such a positive reaction to something so negative.
As we arrived, we saw a sea of people in pink. Some people wore matching t-shirts and some even carried banners with names of loved ones they were there to walk for. Local companies had employees registered and ready to represent both the cause and their organizations. There were cute girls and women dressed up in pink wigs, pink tutus and EVEN a PINK MOHAWK! Everyone was in such high spirits, laughter could be heard everywhere. It’s funny how time flies when you’re having fun. I mean, to be honest, Eboni, Colby (another new friend) and I chatted so much during the walk that before we knew it, 3 miles had gone by and we were at the finish line where people clapped and cheered…and the song “Brick House” by the Commodores played loudly…and then the celebration began! The announcer excitedly told us that they had raised $1 million dollars from 10,000 donations received! How FANTASTIC is that?! The music kept playing and the girls and I did the “Wobble” and “The Cupid Shuffle” to join in on the fun. I think one thing is clear…we all love to dance! LOL!
My outfit for the day consisted of many layers, but everything with the exception of my shoes and overcoat were purchased at Target:
*Thanks to Colby for taking my picture
And here’s the fun:
The walk may be over but the fight has just begun. Please donate, every little bit counts towards finding a cure. Visit The American Cancer Society website today at http://makingstrides.acsevents.org.