Agnes' 2008 Avon Walk
Walking in support of Breast Cancer Research
In May 2008, Agnes participated in the Avon Walk to support Breast Cancer Research.
This is the story of how she was able to walk almost 40 miles during the two day walk.
She started training by taking short walks of a mile or so, and then gradually increasing it to walks of 22 miles near the end of the training period. Here she is with Bella (left) and Pat (right).
Christopher went along on a few of the training walks on his skates. His endurance amazes us. He was able to do a 15 miler without prior training. His feet were a little blistered, but he never even complained.
Participants on the day of the walk signed this post to dedicate to their loved ones.
Agnes met Reese Witherspoon, the honorary chair of the event.
Here she is with Pat and some of the friends she met during the training walks.
The atmosphere was filled with excitement and camaraderie.
During the walk, you could see a ribbon of pink all the way down the walk route. It was a great feeling to be amongs so many that share the same purpose.
We met her along the route at a few of the "Cheering Stations".
At the end of the first day, the walkers stayed at the Tent City camp. She roomed with Pat, and had a good night's sleep thanks to earplugs.
On the walking route the second day of the event.
Here she is near the end, and receiving congratulations from her friends.
Agnes dedicated her efforts to her "Aunt Sula" in Aruba. She is a recovering cancer patient.
Hooray! She did it and she is still feeling great after 40 miles.
The scene at the finish line. Lots of celebration, loud dance music, and a great party atmosphere.
Thank you very much to the donors for their financial support!
There were more than 60 persons/families.
The goal was to raise $1,800, and we achieved $2,920!
That is a generous $50 average per donor.
The Chew Family
My niece Glenda from Holland
Poets TV Aruba
Sheila and Donald Leiss
In honor of Jeanne Zborowski
The Halloran Family
Jack and Anne Borenstein
Jennifer Wells & Family
Beng Heng Lam
Steve & Durv Demers
The Reitz Family
The Johnstone Family
Cynthia and Royce McClendon
The Tapscott Family
Lorian and Carissa Lipton
Karen and Keith Taylor
The Richards Family
The Goldberg Family
Terry Hallock McRoberts
My BMCH bud, Kelly
Stephanie and Christopher Cheung
My page on the Official Avon Walk Site