Just over a week ago, I walked in the Making Strides Lehigh Valley 5K, something I’ve now done for the past 4 years. This year, in addition to walking, I joined my daughter-in-law on the survivor committee. The survivor committee provides communication with and support for the survivors, as well as planning and creating a special place for them on the day of the walk.
In our tent on the day of the event, the survivors who stopped by signed a banner that will be saved for display at future walks. They were treated to a specially made t-shirt and a sash. And, MadameStitch contributed 100 crocheted flower pins – they were a big hit! So easy to make, I crocheted the flowers, then attached a length of ribbon to the back with a hot glue gun. To finish it, I attached a self-adhesive pin to the back.
About 1449 participants took part. Downtown Bethlehem is a beautiful and historic place to walk. This year was even more gorgeous on a bright, crisp October Saturday. Sure beats the blizzard we had one year and the hurricane the next!The family joined in, including my daughter, my son and grandsons, and his mother-in-law. The 4-year-old happily walked over 2 miles!MadameStitch was proud to provide the flower pin gifts for the breast cancer survivors who came out to walk, including the woman who stopped by the tent who had surgery just 2 weeks before the walk. Wow, what an inspiration!!!