Back in May, the City of Detroit was a virtual sea of pink-clad walkers on a soggy Saturday morning. They walked because they had a personal story to tell, or to honor the memory of someone lost to this disease.
This weekend, still more walkers laced up their sneakers and paced themselves in heat, humidity and rain to walk 60 miles “for the cure”.
So today … instead of talking about and touting my daily mileage, I’d rather give kudos to the walkers who finished the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk to raise money for breast cancer.
I’ve just been watching the clips of the highlights of the event on the various news stations I follow on Facebook. Those weary walkers began their trek Friday morning, walked 20 miles per day and each had to raise $2,300.00. You could tell the experience was uplifting … the tears of joy and sense of accomplishment, not to mention hugs between survivors and those who walked for family and friends who lost their battle. Their elation, upon completion of their mission, brought tears to my eyes as well. The Michigan leg of the Komen 3-Day Walk raised $2 million thanks to 650 dedicated men and women, so that one day – some day – a cure will be found.
Hope is like peace.
It is not a gift from God.
It is a gift only we can give one another.
~ Elie Wiesel