Monday, September 19, 2011

Finding joy through service

What a weekend! The 2011 Seattle Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure, always a colorful, inspirational celebration, was a resounding success on all counts. Under a moody sky with an ever-changing palette, 2000 walkers, 375 crew, hundreds of volunteers, and countless community supporters rallied for the cause, raising over 5.3 million dollars.

Though our numbers overall were lower this year, the energy and enthusiasm was no less palpable. Joy, perseverance and service reigned supreme, despite the intermittent rain. From enthusiastic bicycle-riding police officers in pink, both on and off-duty, to families with young children in tow, this 3-Day touched me profoundly. People supporting one another, motivated by a wide array of reasons, reaching well-beyond their personal comfort levels, united for a common cause; that is the life-blood of the 3-Day.

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