Monday, May 7, 2007

Avon Walk in DC

Sunday was an absolute gorgeous day in Maryland. Beautiful sunny clear skies and temperatures in the very low 60's. It was a perfect day for walkers in the 2007 Avon walk to walk the final 13.1 miles.

Chris and I drove down to Washington, DC to catch up with some of the walkers that we knew were walking. We took Alex with us as well. We met up with Marianne (works for Chris) and Alex walked the last 7 miles along with her for encouragement. We also met up with our neighbor and good friend Cheryl and her team that were resting at the lunch stop.
After seeing our friends at the lunch stop we left and drove along the route in DC. It was really exciting to watch all of the walkers along the route.

After we drove the route, we ended up at the Kennedy Center in DC. This is where the walk started and finished. It was overwhelming to see each of the walkers cross the finish line. It was if each one were walking just for us!!! In a way they were!

We saw our friends finish and gave each of them a hug when they were done. A very well deserved hug! If you ever get a chance to attend one of these I would really recommend it ! This years walk raised $7.4 Million!!! Money which stays in the local area. THANK YOU to all of you who donated to this walk this year. Your donations go to a very good cause!

More pictures from the day are found in the pictures section....
An article in the Washington Post describes the days activities.

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