The day started off with a light breakfast, a Zumba warm-up, the national anthem, and a wonderful presentation. The presentation was to recognize the top fundraiser of the event. Over the past 12 years he has raised $250,000 for the M.S. Foundation. I was in complete awe at this total. I worked so hard to raise money and I barely made it to $700! Whatever way you look at it, fundraising is tough. I admire his ability to contribute so much to the cause.
The walk was not what I had expected it to be I must say. I think when you have participated in the Race for the Cure for several years you imagine it to be similar. This was not a 5k by any means... we may have walked close to a mile. However, I loved that everyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis was able to participate. Whether confined to a chair, using a cane or able to walk on your own - all were able to complete the walk with ease. I admired that about the event.
In closing, I am thankful to those who came to support me, those who donated to the cause and those who bought a team t-shirt. I am very lucky to be surrounded by friends, family and co-workers who are here to "lift me up" those days that I need it the most. I am a very lucky girl.