480 Miles, $50K and Counting - The Breast Cancer 3 Day

Friday, November 21, 2008

When my mom told me she was going to do the Susan G Komen 3 Day walk I laughed at her. Sleeping on the ground in a tent? Public showers? Right. I get my aversion to all things camping from her. I said I'd believe it when I saw it.

And show me she did! This weekend my mom will take to the streets of San Diego for the eighth time. Uh-huh, eight. And my lazy ass will be there on the sidelines and volunteering on Sunday.

This year I decided to Go Pink or Go Home and went on a little shopping spree yesterday (love you honey!) This is what I'm wearing today.

I found this necklace on Etsy. Perfect for the occasion, no?

I normally don't wear pink and didn't realize how hard it is to find pink clothes in adult sizes, especially in fall. I felt like such the soccer mom at Charlotte Russe and Forever 21.

Then I had the brilliant idea that I should wear a black and pink bra with my leather jacket a la biker chick and spent half an hour looking for an inexpensive one.

The way I see it, some of these women have gone through chemo, radiation and worse, so I can get over my body issues for a day.

And I can't possibly go to a breast cancer awareness event without a pink wig and feather boa.

But I will be wearing pants.

If you've never experienced this event I strongly encourage, actually no, I'm telling you to go. It's an amazing way to spend an afternoon. The walkers really feed off the energy of the supporters. People come dressed in some pretty wild costumes. If your city is host to a walk next year please go and show your support.

I tell you, it's hard not to tear up when you see people in their pink survivor shirts or see the man who is walking for the wife, daughter or sister he has lost. And the closing ceremonies, where all the walkers and crew form a tunnel and take off one shoe and hold them up saber style as the survivors enter? Makes me cry buckets. Every. Single. Time.

Please send out some no blisters vibes to my mom. I will spare you pictures of her worst blister episode. You're totally welcome. Have a great weekend!

Read about all three days of the walk: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.


  1. I did the Avon 2 day and it was amazing. I'll definitely send "no blister" vibes in your direction. All your pics look great...I don't know what you're talking about body issues.

  2. Love your pink outfits! Especially the wig- you have to post pictures of you out on the town in that wig, lol.

    I'll be sending good foot vibes to your mom. And if my friend who is visiting from out of town is up for it, we might stop by for some support.

  3. You look great. I bet your mom is thrilled to have you support her, too.

    I'll be thinking of your mom this weekend and her blister-free (here's hoping!) feet.

  4. Go MamaMel!
    I'm sending you my anti chafing juju's

  5. OMG! She was here! Hi Casey! Thanks for the well wishes for my mom. Pics coming soon.


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