The Path to the Cure Pink Ribbon Fund 5k

Ever so slightly off topic: my husband and I participated in a 5k this weekend!   We just walked, but we had a fabulous time and it was something fun to do together.  Our cause was the Paul Abrose Trail for Health “Path to the Cure” Pink Ribbon Fund.  We joined over 1500 people for a nice little walk/run around Huntington, WV and raised money for  the St. Mary’s Pink Ribbon Fund, which pays for mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured and for the completion and maintenance of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health.  All of the money raised stays in the area and benefits local people.  I love that!

People were very creative with their team names and shirts.  I loved this little one’s “I <3 Boo Bees” shirt.

P2C I Love Boo Bees Shirt

One team wore “Cancer Didn’t Steel’ Her” shirts to celebrate the survival of a Steeler fan.

P2C Cancer Didn't Steel Her Shirt

Jay and I wore our “Beat It, Cancer” shirts.  (You can buy them here if you want one!)

P2C Beat It Cancer Shirts

The race organizers rode around in the Boobie Cart, cheering us on.

P2C Boobie Cart

Here’s a blurry shot from about a mile in.

P2C 5k On the Move

And our finishing time.  (Walking, remember!)

P2C 5k Finish Line

And if you’re still wondering what in the world this might have to do with a crafty blog, I donated my sewing skills to the cause.

Pink Ribbon

The awards were beautiful West Virginia handmade glass, hanging from pink ribbons.  Congratulations to all who won, and to all who participated — and to those wonderful organizers!  They made this so much fun!

I’ve already offered by services again for next year!