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We Did It!

Around this time last week, I was down on the Mall lawn in D.C. listening to the opening ceremony for the 2015 Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer.  

  
Can you see that sign?  It displays the amount of money we raised – $4.6 million+ to help families, hospitals, and other service organizations!  Our team, the Faith Walkers raised a little over $20,000 of that total number, and many of you reading this helped us meet our goal.

We began walking at 7:00 am from the National Monument, and 26 miles later, we arrived at Base Camp in Chevy Chase, MD.

   
 

There were rest stops every 2-3 miles for snacks, bathroom, and water breaks.  The crew of volunteers at the rest stops, riding bikes along the route, driving in vans, helping us cross at busy intersections, cheering us on, providing medical assistance…you name it; they pretty much did it, were THE best!

   
   When we arrived at Base Camp, we headed to the tent where we could get foot massages.  They offered us so much more, but I just didn’t have the energy to take advantage of it all!  I just wanted to get cleaned up, eat, and go to sleep.   So, after the foot massage, I grabbed a hot shower, ate a delicious dinner, and got settled into my home for the night.

  
Sleeping in a tent wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  That’s probably because I was exhausted after the long day and could’ve slept like a baby on an airplane runway if I had to that night!

The next morning, we were up bright and early for breakfast and back on the walking route to finish the remaining 13 miles.  Our team arrived back at the Monument by lunch time!

   
  

We hung around for the Closing Ceremony which was amazing! We celebrated finishing the Walk.  The crew members, the walkers, and breast cancer survivors were escorted in.  Here’s a picture of our two survivor team members (Vonetta and Pat).  

 

I cannot even begin to share everything that happened and all that we did in one blog post, so I’m sure there will be more later.  The whole experience was challenging, but rewarding – mentally, physically, and spiritually.  

Lastly, I want to thank EVERYONE who endured my nagging for donations through social media.  Thank you for giving your donations, providing snacks, your encouraging words, prayers, and well wishes to all of us!! Oh, and we’re doing it all over again next year!

Living for Him!

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1 thought on “We Did It!”

  1. How absolutely fabulous! We rejoice with you and send prayers of gratitude for your determination and fund raising on behalf of so many sisters who face this dreaded disease. Although you were in pink, I know the determination was also partly in support of PB¹s bout with cancer. We hope and pray that he continues to do well. We¹ve learned so much from the struggles of those who have gone before us, that the disease seems to be taking less lives. I¹m in my 8th year now since diagnosis and doing very well. I no longer have to see the oncologist!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sending love and care, from one of your Jesse Wharton friends, Lynda Cock, Greensboro, NC

    From: Our Party of Six Reply-To: Our Party of Six Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:29 AM To: Lynda Cock Subject: [New post] We Did It!

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