OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
On Saturday, October 17, I participated in a walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society as a member of the BETTY BOMBERS team from the USS Lexington on the Bay Museum where my daughter works. Husband trailed along to take these photos. My daughter and I walked in honor and in memory of my niece, CHERYL LYLES SMITH, who died in 2012 of cancer. There were 16,000 walkers who raised $460,000; the BETTY BOMBERS raised $5,374. Below are photos that Husband took on a gloriously beautiful South Texas day.
Some of the Betty Bombers getting ready to walk.
Young walkers arriving.
Pink Men from Radiology Associates, a sponsor.
Walkers checking out the booths before the start.
Harbor Bridge and floral sculpture
The Water Garden was turned pink.
Crone and Daughter
Source of the “pink” fountain with the original part of the Art Museum in the background.
Old Glory raised with a pink crane.
They’re off and walking/running along the bay front!
The pink gorilla in the walk.
Cooks walking for a cure! Their aprons read, “Cooking up a recipe for a cure!”
The marina is in the background; many of the boats had pink flags.
This blood hound and his parents wore tutus.
We made it! So did the pink gorilla!
At the pink Corpus Christi fire truck with ribbons for each type of cancer.
This post is dedicated to those who survived breast cancer and to those who fought and lost and to all whose bodies have been marked with cancer of any type.