|First Photo After The Finish Line|
On behalf of team Bosom Buddies 2014, I would like to thank everyone who joined us on our journey towards the Shoppers Drug Mart’s “Weekend to End Women’s Cancer”. With your tremendous support we raised over $8, 500!! PLUS as a team, we walked a total off 188km!!! More importantly, together we all brought awareness and funds to the Princess Margaret Cancer Center.
The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer was quite the experience. On Day One, the ladies and I were up bright and early getting dressed in our "all-pink everything" attire. Thank you to FaReal Custom Tees for printing our shirts. Take a closer look at who some of us were walking for.
My Welcome Message: http://instagram.com/p/smnlm5u7F8/
All participants and volunteers met 7:20am at the Rogers Center. As a collective we ate breakfast, performed some stretches (led by Ace, the Blue Jay’s mascot) and listened to some very inspirational stories from folks whose lives have been affected by Cancer.
|Say Hello To The Royale Kitten|
|The "Toronto Women In Mining"|
|Get It Ladies!|
|That Time I Was On The Jumbo Tron!|
|"Aint Nobody Got Time For Cancer"|
|"Mighty Mel" and "Ambitious Audrey"|
|And We're Off!|
We then made our way through the streets of Toronto. Boy did I get a detailed tour of the city. All I remember was leaving the Rogers Center, blinking two times, and we were at Jane and Bloor! (DO YOU KNOW HOW FAR THAT IS!?!) That distance alone was confirmation to me that we are all capable of doing ANYTHING as long as you were willing to do the work!
|The Rain Held Up For Us|
|The Wonder Women|
|I photo bombed Team "T-Cell"|
|There were stations all along the route from supporters <3|
|Sis & I - Completing 13.9km|
|The "Double Bubble" Crew|
|OLD MILL STATION!!!|
|Channeling Our Inner Ballerina - My Hand Placement Is Horrible Though!! Lol|
Organizers did keep us entertained throughout the time. We had mini cheer stations along the route; some had food, some had cultural entertainment, and some had DJs! I even spotted the Energizer Bunny and mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.
There was also stations from Ukraine, Latin America, and more! The #CarnivalSpice in me was really happy to see a Junkanoo Bahamian Band and Steel Pannist "On Di Road" too!
Check out a clip of the pannist here:
Toronto is such a beautiful city. Right before approaching the lakeshore we stared in aww at the city skyline... Then filmed a little clip for you!
If the video isn't visible, click the link here: http://youtu.be/Ro8bpZ0N3b0
|Team "Bosoms Up"|
After 8 ½ hours our day one walk to end cancer was complete. What a journey. I can’t really describe the different pains my body was feeling because I was so overjoyed by the accomplishment. 32km???? and I wasn’t playing mas???? I am still in shock (ha!). Below is a three women who also completed the walk. We were all rewarded with a t-shirt that read "WE DID THIS TOGETHER" and we truly did!! I want to give a HUGE HUGE shout out to my Bosom Buddies team mate Dawnette for completing Day Two of the weekend. Her second walk was 28km! We are all so proud.
Cheers to the next adventure and big hugs and kisses to Carolyn Van, Sistah Angie, Kay Blair, the Bosom Buddies 2014, My Loving Family & My Awesome Friends <3
|One last thing... for the "breast" mortgage rates call the "Mortgage Lady"!! :D|
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