A couple of days ago I walked in the #FreeToBreathe 5k for Lung Cancer. I mentioned the walk a few weeks back. Several of you supported me in the walk by helping spread the word, donating, or coming out and walking with me. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Honestly, I was a little disappointed that most of the people I know personally, who said they would donate or join me, did not. 🙁 Oh well, such is life. The important thing was I was there along with my cousin to walking in support of my mom who has been fighting the disease for a while.
This was my first time doing the #FreeToBreathe walk but I have done several other charity walks (and one run) before. No matter the charitable cause, these walks always have a great atmosphere. The people have a positive attitude and are super happy considering they are about to walk or run miles and miles. The reason for the positivity is we feel like we are making a difference. I cannot cure my mom’s cancer. But my $40 along with the the money of the other 3,000 people in attendance can help fund research that can one day provide a cure and better treatments until then. Participating in charity walks makes you feel valued and like your presence in the world means something.
I encourage everyone to sign up for a walk in your area. The #FreeToBreathe is a great one but you will have a more joyful experience if you participate in one that is for a cause near and dear to your heart.
If you missed my social media posts yesterday, here are a few pictures from the walk.
Do you participate in certain charity races? What is your favorite one? Were you at the #FreeToBreathe Walk?
PS. Writing this post for NaBloPoMo.