Sunday, October 16, 2011

Making Strides


Today was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Porter County. It was threatening rain, but the sun came out and it was a perfect afternoon for a walk. I was excited for this day. I look forward to it every year.

Today I was a member of a very special team. We are Vickie's Chickies. It's kind of a silly name, but our Vickie is no silly girl. I have known Vickie for close to 30 years and she is without a doubt, one of my very best friends. We have been through a lot together in those years. Our girls are best friends. We have spent a lot of time together in very good times and very bad times. Her breast cancer was one of those very bad times. It is because of Vickie that I have become involved with theMaking Strides walk.

With the sun shining down on us, the walk started and I was walking by Vickie's side with her husband Paul and my husband and daughter. I was so proud to be by her side.

The line went on forever. There were so many people this year. I'm pretty sure this was the biggest year yet. Pink and brown as far as the eye could see.

We passed some beautiful fall colors and the biggest spider web I have ever seen.

Before I knew it, the walk was over and it was time for the closing ceremony. This is Vickie saying thank you to all of us and proclaiming being breast cancer free for almost 7 years.

It was time for a bunco babes photo.

All too soon, it was time to say good bye.

and we all headed for home.

I am proud to say that I raised $1085. for the American Cancer Society. My total will be more than that because I have a few more pledges coming in. It is one of the things I do each year that I think is really important.

I love you Vickie and I am so proud to be your friend!


  1. It was so nice to a picture of so many of my Chesterton Friends. Way to go Nancy!!

  2. Great post, Nancy, and what an awesome cause! I love the shirts and all the pics and the fact that you raised so much money. Great job!

  3. great job on the fund raising! what an incredible show of support for your friend.

  4. It was a great day. So wonderful to see you all. I look forward to next year's walk. Much love. Suzy :)

  5. Wonderful job! Best wishes to your friend Vickie for continued good health!


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