July 26 - 28, 2013
The 2013 Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day started on Friday morning in a drenching rain, but despite the conditions, the walkers gathered at Farm Pond for a rousing speech by Dr. Sheri, who led the group out after a tribute to the survivors to start the 19.6-mile route. The walkers enjoyed the morning despite the wet conditions and by lunch most of the rain had cleared. The Natick Fire Department opened their station to us, with a fully lit engine pulled out to the sidewalk to encourage the walkers. Everyone was in good spirits at lunch, and after a good afternoon of walking to Gann Academy, settled into their tents and enjoyed dinner and then a camp show with a slideshow, local dancers, and awards from our sponsors.
Saturday's 21-mile day started with great weather, and spirits were high as walkers danced out onto the route. Belmont Hill was challenging for some, but we were supported by several private groups such as the Pink Angels and the Crew. Our official cheering stations were well attended by family and friends and the first offered a spectacular view of Boston. The New Balance cheerleaders from Lexington High were out in full force cheering as walkers came into the pit stop. Several private homes set out stands with water and chilled treats along Cambridge Street leading to Horn Pond. We loved the Horn Pond area which offered spectacular views and some much-needed shade. The Lexington Square cheering station was a hit with both locals and walkers and offered chilled fruit, water, and a pug mascot with a pink ribbon that everyone wanted to pet, the owner having previously walked the Boston 3-Day. The 2013 Boston Youth Corps provided an emotional presentation and Bank of America sponsored fun games on stage, all before tributes to the walkers, fundraisers and sponsors. We had good overnight weather and slept soundly.
Sunday's 16.2-mile route continued through Belmont into Cambridge with fabulous pastries from Sofra Bakery on pink napkins. Many individuals from the community came out to show their support. The Harvard Square area brought out more individuals to cheer, including many previous walkers! The Charles River and the Boston Commons provided great scenery for walkers, many of whom stopped to ride the swan boats. Everyone enjoyed the sea breeze along Boston Harbor and celebrated with an inspirational Closing Ceremony at Boston College High School.
The money we raised will help Susan G. Komen® save lives.
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013