San Francisco Bay Area
June 21-23, 2013
The 2013 Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day began on a gorgeous Friday morning, with an emotional Opening Ceremony at the Village at Corte Madera. The 19.6-mile route featured many memorable highlights including walking through Old Mill Park in Mill Valley, lunch at Fort Baker and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, with sweeping views of the beautiful city of San Francisco. After a long day of walking, we settled into camp at the Presidio Trust where we were entertained by local artists, including the San Francisco Trumpet Boy.
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early, ready to hit the trail again for another great day of walking. We had beautiful sunny skies with breezes to cool us as we walked our 22-mile route. Beautiful views kept us company as we walked through Golden Gate Park, around Lake Merced, up the Great Highway and through Land’s End Trail. We had great community involvement! The San Francisco Fire Department came out to eat lunch with us. The New Balance Cheerleaders kept us pumped up at pit stop 2 and the SF Gems kept us going up a grueling hill. Back at camp, Jessica Olsen inspired us with her story of survival and strength, as she’s battled cancer 3 times and is just 29 years old.
Our final day of walking brought us through the Presidio, around Mission Delores, past the Painted Ladies and into downtown San Francisco. The clouds and sprinkles didn’t dampen our spirits as we had some wonderful cheerleaders from Sequoia High School to cheer us on. There were fresh blueberries and strawberries at Cheering Station 2, Smarties and Lemonheads, and thank you notes from Debbie’s Lady Bugs to keep us going. The SJPD bike cops made sure we were safe as we headed to the Civic Center for a celebratory Closing Ceremony with our family and friends. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
The money we raised will help Susan G. Komen for the Cure® save lives.