10.04.2009

One Walk, One Hope

Today, the kids and I joined in Chennai's first mass breast cancer awareness walk. While it was a minor feat organizing how to get to the location, it was a lot of fun walking and talking with friends for such a great cause.

Before the afternoon walk, our old neighbor invited the kids and I to lunch to welcome a new family to town. However, lunch ran late and the kids were having fun, so by the time we got home, we had to immediately change into tennis shoes, re-pack our things, and hop into a tuk tuk to get us to the starting point on time.

The walk wasn't very far (though with the girls whining you'd think they'd walked miles), and in less than thirty minutes we were at the finishing point. Of course, the sidewalk and parking lots at the beach where we were all marching were NOT closed down, and our group was completely interspersed with bicycles, motorcycles, cars, and an errant bus or two.

The girls favorite part? Definitely the tuk tuk ride there and home ... and the pins!





12 comments:

Mom24 said...

That is truly awesome. I have a young friend (almost 40), who just finished battling a recurrence. She has 3 young kids and it's so scary. I hope we learn much more about this disease, quickly, and that we can find a cure just as quickly.

Events such as this truly do make a difference.

Jen said...

What a great cause to be a part of.

Crystal said...

Awesome!! What a great way to spend you time : )

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Natalie said...

Good for you! And isn't it great to take a tuk-tuk to a breast cancer walk with your kids? I mean, how cool is that?! Major mommy points for you all around.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

That's Cool, Way to go to support a great cause. I bet the tuk tuk ride was fun :)

P.S. I am bummed you can't participate in SSS as well. Maybe next year we can open it up but shipping is so expensive through USPS.

Kirsten said...

I'm impressed you did it with you kids... carrying Grady no less! Kudos to you and your kids!

Nap Warden said...

Yay for all of you!

Cute outfits in the Diwali post:)

janicole said...

This is a great cause that one must be proud of that they are included in it!
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Christy said...

Sounds like you guys all rocked it. Show us a picture of a tuk tuk, please!

julicle said...

How fun that you and I did a Breast Cancer walk on the same day, but on opposite sides of the planet! Lucky for me, I did not have any of my three kids in tow. (Then again, I did walk a total of 60 miles.) ;-)

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