As I have been so busy lately I totally forgot to write about the CARE Walk that was on May 9th. We have been great supporters of CARE Walk for a number of years, and this year was no exception. In fact not only did I provide some artwork (as in a framed copy of my “Sunflower Cowboy”) for the Silent Auction, but I had the opportunity to photograph the event for them this year. Also, the wild child was going to man the Red Cross information table, but had to attend a training. So the oldest covered for her, and we had a great day together.
When we got there (7:30am) it was a bit grey, and soon started to rain. But everyone pushed on and got things set up. Plenty of goodies, coffee, and water.
The director of the event is a good friend of mine. We have worked on a number of Breast Cancer Awareness events in the past when we were on the Breast Cancer Task Force together. She is a wonderful dedicated person, and works so very hard. She asked me if I could take some pictures up above the Start Line. Maybe stand on a car??? Well that didn’t work too well, but I found a better place. The event was on the street between the high school and their field. So I climbed up the bleachers to the top and got wonderful shots of the crowd.
The hard part for me was after the Start. With the camera gear, I had to cut across the route so I could catch some of them on the street, and then again at the Finish line! But it was well worth it, and turned out to be a wonderful day.