The Power of Pink

A sea of pink washed over Westlake, Bay, Rocky River and other towns in the West Shore as the tidal wave of hope known as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure saw 950 walkers and 325 volunteers and crew members converge on the area last weekend. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Each participant commits to raising $2300 and they spend months getting ready for the event. Last year, the Komen 3-Day raised more than $87 million for breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.
As neighborhoods and businesses gathered on tree lawns and sidewalks to offer bottled water and support to these dedicated walkers, it was a distinct aroma of shampoo that wafted up from the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center as an ocean of pink tents dotted the green landscape and fatigued walkers marched to shower trailers and then to dinner, fellowship and inspirational seminars of hope before a few hours of sleep. In the end, it’s all about hope – from the Elvis Breastley’s who assisted weary walkers with their aid van to the “This Way to Hooterville” signs – it was all about facing challenges and living life to its fullest!
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