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We did it!!!

Rachel and DeLane at the beginning of the walk

Rachel and DeLane at the beginning of the walk

Today was the day. Rachel and I drove into Charlotte and walked a half marathon (13.1 miles) for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  We meandered through many neighborhoods crossing Park Road several times on our way into downtown Charlotte. In our wanderings, we were met along the way by a girl scout  troop; several families that had candy, cookies, or lemonade for us; many, many houses with pink ribbons, balloons, or signs in the yards and hanging from trees and porches….  It was more encouraging than words can properly express that people came out to say ‘thank you for walking’.  Here is a picture of one of the rest stations set up along the way.  Each had a different theme:

The last rest station

The last rest station

I’m sore and achy and I’m sure will be more so tomorrow, but the goal was met!


I made it!

I made it!

The walking was made even more poignant as my sister called during our lunch break to tell us she was on her way to a funeral – her good friend’s wife died Friday of breast cancer. Maybe one day we’ll be able to think of breast cancer the way we do of smallpox or Polio – a devastating disease of the past.


About delanequilts

Full time wife, mother, grandmother; friend to many; crazy aunt to a few. Avid lover of reading; 'making something from nothing'; karate! (Tang Soo!); nature and gardening though trying to cut back on time spent pulling weeds! Lover of essential oils!

2 responses »

  1. ah i’m proud of you!! Did Rachel change her mind about walking the whole thing? ha

  2. what a great picture of you and rachel. i didn’t realize how much she looks like you! congratulations on you accomplishment.


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