The weather on Saturday didn't really cooperate for the Silent No More ovarian cancer fundraiser, but even a soaking rain did little to dampen the spirits of the huge crowd that gathered on the shore of Lake Cornelia.
Darren and I arrived about 8:15 and got registered. Then we stood in the drizzle, had some muffins and coffee, and did a lot of people- and dog-watching as we waited for the walk to start.
Here people stand in line to register. I definitely could tell that there were more walkers than I saw three years ago when I ran the 5K.
Here I am sporting my official number (whatever that was for in a walk). I'm also wearing a tribute sticker saying that I'm walking in memory of my mom.
This is the tent where people could fill out their tribute stickers. Sadly, it was a very busy place. I got a little teary at this point, as I stood surrounded by so many other people who had lost loved ones to ovarian cancer.
The runners lined up at 9:00, just as a steady rain began to fall.
These women, who were dressed for "combat with cancer," happily posed for me.
This is the only shot I took during the walk itself, because I didn't want to get my camera wet. I was soaked to the skin when we reached the end of the route.
It's too bad the day was so wet and dreary, but people didn't seem to mind. We were there for more than a walk in the park.
And thanks to my generous friends and family, I surpassed my $1000 goal. Thanks again to everyone who was kind enough to donate!