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

Published by Stephanae

👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

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

  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. 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.

  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.

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

  5. 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!! 😀

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 🙂

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