I Am the Cure

September 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

Today was the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in San Francisco. I walked the 5k with daughter #1 and some friends from work, one of whom is a breast cancer survivor.

Andrea-Linda-Amanda

My dogs are barking, my sunburn is cooling, and breast cancer is losing the battle against its valiant warriors–us!

crowd-beginning

We started at the Ferry Building, walked south along the Embarcadero, looped around AT&T Park, and then straggled back up to the Ferry Building. It was a gorgeous clear day, but it was hot. That didn’t stop the bunny walkers.

bunny-walkers

It was amazing and humbling to be part of such a huge event. There were over 7,000 walkers and runners. Almost all of them were wearing some variation of the breast cancer trademark Pepto-Bismol pink. Against the dramatic and spectacular San Francisco bay, swirling out under the Bay Bridge, we formed a massive sea of pink.

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Afterward we had brunch out on the patio at Boulette’s Larder, a delicious French-inspired restaurant that was a real treat. They serve beignets as an appetizer (moan), and the delicious Blue Bottle coffee comes in individual french-press carafes. It was pricey and decadent and we so deserved the splurge after all our hard hoofing.

By the time we headed home the temperature was nearing 90 degrees, which is pretty warm for the city, but not all that unusual for a September day in Northern California. It was a pretty good day for being pretty in pink.

Be the cure.

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