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A Mother’s Day Walk In The Park

In Celebration of Ciarra

Survivor holding hands and in the middle of her son and husband.
Survivor holding hands and in the middle of her son and husband.

This is just a short post to share my experience at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh. Approximately 20,000 people were in attendance for the 5K walk/race and while I typically shy away from crowds this was such a well-organized event that our group decided we will make this trek an annual event.

This Mother’s Day was different for a couple of reasons the main one was largely due to my cousin, Ciarra, who is battling breast cancer. Diagnosed earlier this year Ciarra, a strong young woman of faith, has shown remarkable courage as she fights this heinous disease.

People could be seen as far as the eye could see along the winding route

half mile marker
Half mile marker

Peppered throughout this post are pictures of the mile markers and a few of the sights along the way. There was a touching trio of an elderly woman (survivor) walking and holding hands in between her husband and son.

God Bless the Survivors

It was so encouraging to see residents show their love and support with signs, balloons and or drinks along the route. The above image is a sign that says God Bless The Survivors and it’s surrounded by pink and white balloons.

More people on the route

While Charese and I walked along side Debbie and Lydia (Ciarra’s mom and aunt respectively) all of us were moved by the sheer number of people who came to support the cause. Among the sea of pink and white were breast cancer survivors, supporters and fighters.

1 Mile marker
1 Mile Marker
One & a half mile marker
1-1/2 Mile Marker
Two Mile Marker
2 Mile Marker
Two and a half Mile Marker
2-1/2 Mile Marker
Three Mile Marker
3 Mile Marker
Cheerleaders near the end of the route
Cheerleaders at the 3 Mile Marker
Cheerleaders near the end of the route
Cheerleaders at the 3 Mile Marker.
Cheerleaders at the finish line
Cheerleaders at the finish line.
Banner at the finish line says Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure and the timer says 1 hour 45 minutes
Finish Line 1 hour, 46 minutes

Wishing everyone who is a mother or serves in the role of a mother a Very Happy Mother’s Day! <3

32 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Walk In The Park

  1. Two in my own family were diagnosed and treated for infiltrative ductal carcinoma. These are aggressive forms of breast cancer and both members survived and thrived. I tell you this so your cousin has proof that the diagnosis of aggressive cancer doesn’t mean life is over. The best cure starts by focusing on life and living.

    1. Amen to that. This is such encouraging news. Have you heard of triple negative breast cancer? I hadn’t heard of it before my cousin’s diagnosis.

      1. Yes I have. I have the name of a doctor who also is a breast cancer survivor who formulated an approach to treating breast cancer. The doctor’s name is Veronique Desaulniers. She wrote, “The 7 Essentials For Preventing And Healing Breast Cancer Naturally.” You can share this with your cousin. She can google search the details and see if this approach suits her needs. I hope she finds this information useful.

      2. Thank you so much for this information. I will share this with her.

  2. thank you for sharing this wonderful event
    Kisses
    anita
    🙂

    1. You’re welcome Anita! Thank you for reading. ❤

      1. you’re welcome
        🙂

  3. Looks like it was a wonderful event. My thoughts extend to your cousin for a speedy recovery and many memorable years to look back on in the future.

    1. Thank you for well wishes. Her cancer is one of the most aggressive forms but she is remaining positive and has the support of many.

  4. Looks like it was a great event – I love all the cheerleaders!

    1. It was such a nice event and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

  5. I’m proud of all of you. Tell Sierra I’m still praying for her.
    Sherri Rodgers

    1. Thank you Sherri, will do.

  6. God bless you, my friend. Uplifting post…

    1. Thank you Tanya <3 I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

  7. Fabulous effort.
    x

      1. You’re welcome.
        x

  8. What a wonderful event to attend on Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Thank you Harivain!! It was such a beautiful day and was made even better by the throngs of supporters. 🙂

  9. A wonderful way to spend mother’s day. Thank you Steph for sharing, I just realized I had notifications turned off for your posts. Sorry I have missed your recent posts, I will catchup soon. Have a happy day! 🙂

    1. Thanks Terry. I’m trying to catch up myself. Touching base with regulars is the best part of blogging and I’m finding it’s the most challenging only because there just isn’t enough time in the day. But hey, we just do the best we can. Have a great day Terry!! 😀

  10. A great reminder that true wealth is good health. Thank you.

  11. Sounds like a wonderful thing to do today! I hope you had an awesome Mother’s Day! Sorry to hear about your cousin. I wish her all the best.

    1. Thank you Caroline for the well wishes to my cousin. It was a wonderful start to Mother’s Day.

  12. That sounds well put together. Happy mothers day to you too 😇

  13. Hi Steph~ While reading this, the “Footprints in the Sand” poem came to my mind. Thank you for the reminder that we all need to be ‘carried’ and supported at some points in our lives. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome Pepper. Thank you for reading😊

  14. Happy Mothers day to you, too.

    1. Thank you Katelon. I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day!! <3

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