Tuesday, October 6, 2009

LIVESTRONG Day 2009 Was A Success

LIVESTRONG Day was a great success! ~ 40 folks attended the Cures Rock! Sunset Stroll, a 5K awareness walk through the streets of San Diego.

The day started off gloomy and raining, and we were beginning to wonder how successful our local San Diego LIVESTRONG Army event was going to be in the end. However, over 40 individuals and their families turned out for this event, all decked out in bright yellow shirts, decorated cars…and a few superhero costumes, too.

The weather cleared, a few rainbows dotted the sky and the clouds turned a brilliant shade of pink. Truly, one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen all year. As we walked through the neighborhoods and along a busy street with our LIVESTRONG signs, we were asked my many neighbors “why” we were out there…and received more than a few shouts of “Livestrong!” from passing cars…even a standing ovation from a group of cyclists that passed us by. Our group consisted of cancer survivors, folks with no connection to the Cause but wanting to learn more, and folks that have a family member that had/has cancer. We were united in the LIVESTRONG Day cause in an effort to create awareness in our community about the global epidemic of cancer.

5K (or 3.1 miles) later --- the full moon rose, ending a wonderful walk. We all headed over to Pizza Port for dinner, and the restaurant was kind enough to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the food towards the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Thank you to everyone for coming out and joining our LIVESTRONG Day San Diego event! As this event reminded me, "no rain, no rainbows!" Together, we WILL kick cancer to the curb -- and we WILL see the end of it! CURES ROCK!

If you'd like to learn more about the other LIVESTRONG Day events around the globe, go to the LIVESTRONG Blog article at: LIVESTRONG Day 2009 Was A Success

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