September 7, 2008

Cancer Crusade

Several months ago I was given the opportunity to help organize the 1st Cancer Crusade for our city. Amanda, a girl I grew up with, has been battling cancer for the past four years and came up with the idea. My best bud Nancy and I were excited to jump on her bandwagon. After much planning, praying and sweat, I am proud to say we pulled it off.

On Saturday morning we held a 5K race and then afterwards, a trike-a-thon for the kids. I think everyone had a good time. There was music, food, bounce houses and prizes... The community really came through for us and I am so excited to report that we raised $14,500! The proceeds will be split between the Patty & Bo Pilgrim Cancer Center and St. Jude Children's Hospital. For our first year, I would say that is AWESOME!! Can't wait until next year!

Here are some pictures from the day:

Nancy, Amanda, and me The race is on...

My favorite "triker"

My favorite spectator Trace and Zachary (they each rode more than 4 miles!!) More trikers. My niece, Katie, is in the blue shirt High school buddies showing their support Trace and Zachary showing off all the stickers they earned It's over! We survived!


KK said...

Y.E.A.H. Amanda, Mary Katherine & Nancy. You girls did a fantastic job organizing a great event for a great cause. Kudos to all of you!

Mandy said...

WOW! What an amazing thing you did not only for your friend, but also all of the other people affected by cancer! That is awesome!

The Garners said...

Congratulations on such an amazing response! Looks like you guys did a wonderful job for a wonderful cause, and God blessed your hard work!