I was prepared for the 5K walk.
My husband John and I had actually "trained" for the walk for several weeks by walking regularly and getting our mileage up to close to the 3 miles we would need to do for the walk. As an aside, as a not-so-long-ago long-distance bicyclist, I thought it was pretty sad that I needed to train to be able to walk 3 miles, but walking is harder that I thought it would be.
I was NOT prepared for many things that I saw and felt that day.
I was NOT prepared for how emotional the whole day would be.
I was NOT prepared for the walk.
Our team raised a lot of money for Pam's Parade and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and I think we would all do it again in a second.
It is not too late to make a donation. So far $800,000 of their $1 million goal has been raised. Fundraising will continue through early June, 2017. To donate now, just click on this link http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=6796&pg=team&team_id=376896. Thank you!
-- Pattie Lamb
But first we wove.
We decided that scarves were in order for a bunch of weavers walking in a More Than Pink event. Some of these scarves would be worn by the walkers. Some would be sold and proceeds donated to the cause.
I put on 3 pink and white warps for 5 scarves each:
The Linen Scarves
The Pink Scarves with White Stripes
The White Scarves with Pink Stripes
We will walk on May 6th, and I will post photos of the event in the next blog post: Walking More Than Pink. Check back after the event!
In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to my fundraising team and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, click here
-- Pattie Lamb
I have been happily weaving since my son was born in 1988.