Monday, June 09, 2008

Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma

Several pictures from our walk at Cherry Creek Lake in Denver....Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma, the disease that inhibits Caroline's life so drastically. She does very well with her limitations (tight skin, difficulty breathing, side effects from the 30+ pills she takes each day). She continues to amaze me on a daily basis with her committment to teaching, her finishing her master's degree in a few weeks, her love and adoration of my kids, her boyfriend, our family. She is my hero and closest friend.

To find a 3K/5K near you, check out this link. Or, to find any sort of charity event, search here.

Before the Scleroderma Foundation became so important to us, we used to run the Race for the Cure. We loved doing it....such a fun way to spend a Saturday morning....the price is less than you'd spend on most activities....and you leave feeling great and knowing that you made a difference. Everyone wins!

And, the lesson for kids is unmatchable. Putting your physical self into an event that helps others is one that I hope our kids will take with them. Charity is something we try very hard to teach our kids...and this is a fun and memorable way to achieve that.

So, get out and run, walk, donate somewhere!

And, if you're lucky enough, the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders might just make an appearance at your cause!

The venue....Cherry Creek Lake.

The fam....chatoic, but trying so hard. 3 is SO DIFFERENT than 2. They don't tell you these things.

Carter filled out our honor badges.

And, they're off! These are the serious runners....that finish a 5K.

And, we left shortly after they cleared out....before our 3K started.....went only 1/2 way, turned around and still came in last place.

This might be part of the slow progress.

Stopping to see the pelicans on the lake.

Carter at the finish line.

Jack, too....running to get his treat bag.....although he has no idea what it contains.

Carter helped pull tickets for a raffle.

Overall, it was a great day, a great way to start the day, and we couldn't be more honored to run for Caroline. Love you, sis!


Anonymous said...

Favorite post ever! Enough to make me cry! I hope our DFW walk is as successful as the Cherry Creek Walk. You all certainly make me proud, and I'm so happy that you do this!!!

Eventually, I'll be there with you to WALK the whole thing!

starnes family said...

I pray constantly for God to bring that day closer to us....for you to be HERE again, walking the walk or just us vegging out watching VH1. I miss you every day, Caroline!