Breast Cancer Walk for the American Cancer Society
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This is always a very moving event for
For the tenth year, the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Vette led the
on a 3 mile walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The first year we did this, 1999, was Sandy's last public appearance.
I arrived about 12:30. Registration
opened at 1:00; the walk started at 2:00
Webber Energy had their pink "Delivering
For A Cure" truck there.
The registration tent preps for the onslaught.
While back away from the street at one point I
heard horns blowing out front. I turned in time to see a bunch of Vettes going
and ran out in time to catch the last of about a dozen Vettes from Corvette Club
of Rhode Island snaking down the street.
I was at their show in Mystic CT just
The last car in line is Randy & Judy Flock.
As departure time approached, the place was
Organizer Carol Wise gave instructions.
Sharon Rose, guest celebrity and my favorite
local news anchor from WCSH-6,
spoke passionately about the event and the cause.
(Her husband, Chris Rose, was the WCSH-6 reporter who interviewed
during the Tour For A Cure back in May)
Cancer Survivors were presented with flowers.
Normally I am following the blue lights of the
escorting police cruiser, but this year
I was leading, on my own to find the route.
Fortunately, there were guide marshals
at crucial intersections so I didn't lead
Carol Wise announced at the end that this day
had raised a preliminary amount of $120,000.
itself, but bringing the total for the 11 years this event has been running to
Incredible for such a small town!
Short as my trips go, but oh, so rewarding!