Wednesday, October 5, 2011

save second base

 last October i had the most amazing weekend.
i spent the weekend walking
60 miles... for a cause.
breast cancer walk = breast friends :)

it was one of the hardest things i have ever done, but it was also one of the most gratifying.  
to know that i was part of something so much bigger then myself.  

i participated in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure walk.
in order to even walk, each participate had to raise a minimum of $2,300
and luckily i made that goal and then some

 it was truly a 3 day celebration of life, love and strength
along with a few aches, blisters and "are we there yets".
that weekend i got to be part of something monumental.
and it was so, so worth it

it gave us all a chance to remember those who had lost their lives
to this terrible disease, like Austin's mom
and celebrate those who have made it through it, like my grandmother.
it was incredible to see so many people come together and show their support
i had the rare opportunity to support an amazing cause
wear pink all day, for 3 days
and play a little part in helping make this a world with more birthdays.
and if you know my love for birthdays... 
what could be better?

jenna and i might have ditched our sneakers on day 3 and completed the last 20 miles in fake uggs.


Ashley said...

Love this cause! Thumbs up to your for doing that walk! Wow - 60 miles!!!?! You are a trooper girl! I def want to this walk too! :)

wildchild said...

look at you go! that's such an accomplishment- both the money and the miles. i'm sure it was worth it :) and you looked so cute doing it!

Rissy said...

you are amazing. this is amazing. love ya bloggie bff. (yea I said bff)

And now I kind of want to do this... the sleeping in a tent thing is going to be an issue, but I can do it.

hugs for Austin's mom : (

jayme said...

You need to text me pronto... I have crazy things to tell you!! What an awesome post & you're a definite inspiration!! xxxxoooo

KAH said...

What a great thing to do for an awesome cause!


kaity said...

wow, girl, props to you! this is such a huge accomplishment - I can't imagine going 60 miles in 3 days. way to support the breast cancer cause. :]

Young and Fabulous said...

you. are. amazing. And so is your grandmother for fighting this.

Boston just had its breast cancer walk and i could not go :-(

but like you said, i love doing gratifying things like this even though the task sounds DAUNTING.

I did the 25 mile Walk for legs hurt, I was tired, and cranky..but at the end of the day, it felt SO GOOD knowing I had a small part in helping out a huge cause

and teh fact that pink is the color is just awesome!

love you girl!! and stone too! I cant imagine how hard this must be for him as well..but i imagine he is a strong man :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

wow this is so awesome!!! Congrats on raising so much money..I bet it was so cool to participate in something like that :)

Jennifer said...

Chels- you are amazing, I remember reading this and thinking you are truly one of my heros when I first read your journey, I'm so, so, so proud to be able to call you my sister! My Aunt Peggy was diagnosed the first time with breat cancer when we were sophomores at Bama, in December of last year it resurfaced. Now it has spread to her lungs and her ribs. Saturday is my first breast cancer walk in Ozark and I'm so excited to participate for her! Pi Love Always:)

Ashlee said...

I love this! I went on a walk last year too. We all wore pink and joined thousands of people on a walk around the city! It was hard and we walked in the pouring rain, but it was so much fun and so gratifying! :)

Lacey in the City said...

This is so fantastic!! Cheers to you, Stone's mom, your grandmom, and all the other supporters and fighters out there!

Whitney said...

you go girlfran! and you looks so stinkin cute while doing it. :-)

Ashley Slater said...

how awesome! people don't realize how important this is until it touches close to home, like having a loved one pass away. thankfully no one I know has died from breast cancer but I know many who have so I am 100% in support of pink this month!

Jessica Wray said...

Good for you!!!! 60 miles, wow. I bet that felt great!

Brittanie said...

This is amazing and just made my day! I work for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Maryland and can't thank supporters enough for all that they do to help fight the fight against breast cancer!

Jodie said...

How amazing! Props to you! We have a walk in OKC, this touches close to my heart!

Sabrina Says said...

You are so beautiful! I am so sorry to hear about Austin's mom. It is such a tragic thing and I really feel cancer (in any form) is so devastating. But I'm sure you are a great support for him.

I would love to do something like this in my town!

Sabrina Says

Lola X said...

Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

Lola x

Raven said...

I love this. Esp since losing someone to cancer is so close to my heart, I just love this.

not to mention that you are seriously the hottest person ever. With amazing legs and I WANT THOSE SOCKS!!!

Marshall said...

SO awesome. there's too many women close to me battling this. thank you Chelse!

Amanda said...

That is amazing! Congrats :)