THESE are the reasons I walk!
The CureSearch walk last weekend was amazing. The turnout was astronomical! Thousands of people showed up. Take a look at these photos that another cancer mom (Kristin Torres) took, and patched together, to show how many people were there:
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The official amount raised at the walk was a whopping $157,418!
And that's NOT including all the people who registered that morning. When they announced it, I believe it was $158,000+.
Our team, Mason's Brain Train, was able to raise an awesome $205!!!
You have all been so generous with your time, money, and support, and we are SO grateful for your help in this! Mason is ALIVE today, because of the research this money is funding. And many other children will live as well, because of the research this money is funding. We really appreciate your support. You all rock!
Here are some pics from the walk. I got it in my head to test my film photography skills, and only brought a film camera...which ended up being a mistake. Lessons learned.
I LOVE this picture! Look at all that chocolate brown hair!
Mason and his posters!
These guys! :)
They had a spot on the lawn marked for each team. It was pretty cool!
Balloons released in honor of the cancer cuties who earned their angel wings. Way too many!!!
I didn't take many pictures, but others did. The following pictures are from Legacy Photography, Vanessa Sue Photography, and Embre Photography.
A moment of silence, and releasing balloons for those who were lost to cancer (one balloon in honor of each person--there were tons of balloons).
The kids starting off the walk! You can see a bit of Mason in the second row.
Black Widow, Cat Woman, and....I have no idea who the other two are. :D
Balloon animals & crafts!
SO many characters came!
The awesome committee of cancer moms, who put it all together.