September 19-21, 2014
The 2014 Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day began with an emotional Opening Ceremony at the Seattle Center, with the Space Needle glowing behind Fisher Pavilion. After a beautiful sunrise, we headed out, passing by the Experience Music Project Museum. We crossed the famous I-90 Floating Bridge, and were then cheered on by the amazing Seattle community at the Park on the Lid on Mercer Island. We then had lunch at the "3-Day Diner," complete with retro music, at Bellevue Park. After lunch and a stop by the Paradise-themed pit stop, it was off to Mile 14.5, where we posed at the beautiful Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Into Redmond, we got a little more pep in our step from an energetic cheering station at Idylwood Park, complete with spectators handing out delicious snacks and holding heartfelt signs. After 22.9 miles, we arrived into camp at the gorgeous Marymoor Park, our home away from home for the weekend.
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early, ready to hit the trail again for another great day of walking. Seattle’s characteristic gray skies set the scene for Day 2, but the cloud cover was appreciated as we embarked on our 20.8-mile journey. At Mile 5.6, pit stop 2 featured the Lake Washington Waterfront, an amazing photo opportunity. We said “Cheese” with passing boats in the background. At Heritage Park, cheerleaders created an enthusiastic tunnel of sparkly pink pompoms. The community came out in full support, serving handmade snacks like cream-cheese stuffed celery sticks and frozen Gatorade mocktails. At this point, the sun broke through the clouds, revealing a radiant blue sky, just in time for lunch under the trees at Juanita Beach Park. At Mile 20.8, we arrived at camp for another great evening of camaraderie.
We began our third day with a quick bus ride toward Seattle. At Mile 2.4, we came to pit stop 1 at Gas Works Park, set against a sweeping view of the Seattle skyline. Then it was on to the Ballard Locks, a unique series of interlocking bridges between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal. The community, complete with dogs decked out in feather boas, and energetic cheerleaders, kept us going onwards to lunch, and then on to the majestic sights of Magnolia Viewpoint. At Mile 16.3, we celebrated our victory by heading back to the Seattle Center, rallied by the sights and sounds of hundreds of people in pink. As we marched into Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center, with the Space Needle standing proudly behind us, we were overcome with a fierce sense of dedication and triumph. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
The more than $2.7 million we raised will help Susan G. Komen® save lives.
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