Monday, September 20, 2010

Race for the Cure

I have posted before about our daughter-in-law having breast cancer and her brave fight against it.  Yesterday was the annual Race for the Cure in Portland, and our other daughter-in-law put in a lot of work organizing a team called "Tonya's Team."  There were about 80 who signed up for the team, although not all got to come do the walk.  As a team, we all did the 5K (3.1 miles) walk together in downtown Portland.  For the most part the weather cooperated and it was sunny and great walking weather.  Toward the end of the walk we had a couple rain showers, but that didn't dampen our spirits.  A huge crowd of people packed the waterfront park.  I heard it estimated that with all the voluneers, organizers, runners, walkers, etc., there were over 40,000.

This picture is Tonya in her "survivor" shirt and cap with all the children on the team.  There were several entire families there walking together.  It was very inspiring.  I didn't mention, but our son Kurt designed a great T-shirt that said "Team Tonya," and most of our team bought one. 
 This picture is Kurt and Tonya and their family.
 What a great picture after all they have been through!

Below are hubby and I and our two sons and their wives and our four darling grandchildren.  Have I ever mentioned that we have four darling grandchildren??  (tee hee)


  1. Oh my goodness, trying to read that post through the tears was a real chore! What a blessing for you all to participate together. What a blessing for all of us who prayed for Tonya to see those pictures. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!

  2. Great pics Donna. What a wonderful day you all shared. Tonya looks fantastic! And the t-shirts are really nice!
    But BTW...what's that you said about your grands??? hahaha


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