5K Hoof For The Cure

Hello there! Today I am in Ohio, getting ready to walk a 5K. A “5K” equals about three miles. This is not an ordinary walk, either. This is a Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure Walk.

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This is a REALLY BIG walk and race. The point of the race is to celebrate life, raise awareness of cancer, and to raise funds for research that might find a cure for breast cancer someday. Let’s go!

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There is a huge crowd here at the Susan G. Komen race for the cure! Fortunately I’ve found a friend who will help me make my way to the starting line.

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This dog is going to cheer us on!

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I’ve got my ribbon on. Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, so we will see a lot of pink today. I like that, because pink is one of my favorite colors!

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These people are all cancer survivors. They are here to walk with everyone, raise money for the cure, and to celebrate. They’re pretty awesome!

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These people are going to RUN the entire time. Wow!

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Wow. That’s Sparky the Dalmation, getting things started. I wonder if he needs help? Maybe I should go up there and get this started!

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Here we go!

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Hey, there’s some great bands here to play music for us. That makes me feel like marching!

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Look at all these people with motorcycles, cheering us on! That’s fun. And I like those bikes!

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In fact, maybe I need to look into getting one of these when I get home. I wonder if Zebra would go halvsies with me?

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Mile one is complete! And I feel great! How about you?

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Pink carnations? I’d love one. Thanks!

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Everyone along the walk has decorated their homes and yards with pink. It’s great!

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We sure have a lot of energetic people out here today!

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Nice! A local band playing for all of us walkers! That’s jazzy. But I’m getting kind of tired…

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Would it be cheating if I rode on the….it would? Oh.

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Oh, good. Water! I’m so THIRSTY. I don’t know if I can do this. It’s awfully far. And what if…wait. Hey, is that the finish line I see ahead?

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I MADE IT!! Whoo hoo!! And look at my time! One hour, four minutes, forty seconds. That’s a lot of one’s and four’s. Who knew I could do this so FAST?

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Whoa! Local celebrity and television news anchor Chrys Peterson!! NICE.

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Hey, remember this guy? Hi, Sparky! Yey! I finished!!

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Ooooh, one of my favorite snacks. Apples! Did you know that apple starts with “a?” How nice that they are giving these away to us hoofers. Maybe I should go around again!

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So here we are, wrapping up our 5K in front of the….hey, an ELK’s lodge? That’s nice, but where is the MOOSE lodge? I need to go straighten this out.

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See you soon! And if you have the chance to do a 5K Hoof For The Cure in YOUR neighborhood, please do!

Photos by Betsy, Ohio

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  1. Barbara Haberly

    He was walking for Aunt Louise.

    Sent from my iPad

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