|SUE - a breast cancer survivor||
GREAT DAY! We made our trek to Pittsburgh early on Sunday morning. A packed bus with all ages, male and female and those who came from near and far(Columbus, Ohio). We arrived at the race to mass confusion and a sea of people. After some directions, the group dispersed and off we were. There were lines of people and rivers of pink everywhere. The lines were filled with the pink people, young and old. We wound our way to the starting line to find that we had 1/2 hour wait for the start but rather than fight the crowds to go back we stayed in line and tried to stay warm. we were very close to the start and I found that was to an advantage as we kept moving. There were over 38,000 people at the event and very amazing to see and be a part of. I highly recommend it and hope next year we could have two buses heading to Pittsbugh at that early hour. All in all, it was a great experience. Of course with that mass of people, our groups were divided up rather rapidly but although we weren't together physically we were in spirit. Our team is still a little short of their goal and monies are still coming in until the 15th so if you feel inclined to support this effort to eradicate breast cancer, go to Komen, Pittsburgh affiliate and look for Sue Kilburn, Captain or the YGBOI (Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute) and thank you in advance.