As I previously said in a post, this event has given me a little agita since I signed up for it. I worried that I would be emotional but really this Walk turned out to be the best thing for me. There were over 20,000 walkers and you could almost feel the happiness and inspiration everyone walked with. The weight of this event quickly went away when I saw my amazing friends who walked to support me and to honor family members that were taken too soon. We looked adorable.
|The crew. L-R: me, Jessica, Amanda, Jo, Leah, Amy, Elie, Kathleen|
|My survivor hat.|
|My awesome custom t-shirt. It got tons of looks.|
|The back. Pardon the sweat...it was a hot morning in CFL.|
|Amanda and Jo rocked their heart guardian shirts.|
|Ok, let's do this!|
|Me and...me. Plus my slurpee (sugar free folks, don't get it twisted).|
|Me and my heart guardians. Jo raised $865.00!|
I had decided a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to do something to honor loved ones that weren't able to go on the walk. So I got candles for Jo's mom and grandmother and Kathleen's father. Then I gave them the same scents to take home. Here I am trying to set fire to the neighborhood.
So we kept walking. Through the beautiful neighborhoods of Orlando and towards the end...or was it the beginning. Maybe a little of both. ♥
|Don't tell Smokey the Bear.|
|In honor of them.|
|No caption needed.|
|At one point we were at the end of the pack. Y'know I love a good cop reference.|
|Central Florida Accordian Club...rock on my Eastern Euro brotha.|