Friday, October 3, 2008

Go Pink!!!!

This weekend the 3Day Walk for the Cure is going on in Washington, DC. Hundreds (thousands?) of women and men are participating in this joyous and (I'm told) life altering event. Alicia (center) is a colleague from our Memphis who is a 3 year survivor. Our staff here in Falls Church decided to go and support her and her friends! I thought I was going to give support, but I think I really got more out of it! These women (and men too) are just incredible, whether they are survivors or supporters. They have so much joy, energy and determination it brought tears to my eyes. All I could do was thank them for their courage.
As we waited for Alicia and her friends to walk by, I heard someone call my name. It was Tami McVey a customer and friend from Angela's Happy Stamper! It was such a wonderful surprise that all Icould do was give her a hug. I wish I had been able to take a picture with her.
These wonderful people will be walking 60 miles over the next few days. Go Tami!!! Go Alicia!!!


Tami said...

Dear Melinda,
Let me tell you how much your hug and encouragement helped to get me down the road! I was one hurtin' pup at that point and your support helped me make it to lunch and beyond. I know that your smile and cheers propelled everyone of the walkers. The 3-day was an incredible experience with 3000 walkers, 300 crew, the staff, the cheerers along the route and so many friends and family who contributed to make it possible. We couldn't have been luckier with the weather. My blisters are well healed now.
Thank you for being there! You're the best!

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