The 2019 Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk took place on Sunday, September 29th at the Palmer Events Center and brought together more than 5,000 participants! Early morning rain showers cooled the temps off a wee bit (and added just enough to the humidity to ensure I’d be wearing a hat all day). The event was a great success and a whole lot of fun, raising money and awareness for a worthy cause that affects so many lives every year.
Folks shared their stories and remembrances. The mood was sometimes somber but mostly celebratory — and all colored in varying hues of pink!
The Goodwin Gangbusters team was smaller this year but just as enthusiastic — we are already looking forward to next year’s walk!
To all who donated and showed their support, thank you, thank you, thank you! Together we are MORE THAN PINK and what we’re doing is saving lives every day!
Our team, the Goodwin Gladiators, did it again this year — we turned out in style for the Susan G. Komen 2018 Race for the Cure in Austin and made me very proud!
We had a dedicated crew that arrived at 0-dark:30 to get our tent up and decorated — that’s commitment, y’all, setting up shop in the muggy, mosquito-ridden dark! And let me give a special shout out to our team captains Mallory and Indu for making it all happen like bosses!
Cloudy skies and 12,000% humidity (only a slight exaggeration) plus a 7:00am Sunday morning downtown Austin start time did not stop us from turning out in huge numbers.
Know what else that didn’t stop us from? DOUBLING our original fundraising goal: that’s right, we DOUBLED it! The Gladiators were RED hot when it came to raising GREEN for the PINK! 🙂
After the race was over folks headed over to Race Village where we ate, drank and danced to live music (and all before 10:00am) — and the JBG team made sure to represent there too!
JB Goodwin himself was there to show his support, as well as handing out a little “cure” of his own… 😉
Paws for the Cure was a big hit this year, too. There were so many festively adorned pups around, tails wagging and tongues lolling. Good dogs!
I am so very proud to be part of a team — or more like a family, really — that goes all in to support worthy causes like the Komen Race for the Cure and their vision of one day eradicating breast cancer. And not just by donating money (which is obviously greatly needed), but in actively promoting awareness by donating time and effort as well. One of the many things I love about working for JB Goodwin Realtors is our demonstrated commitment to our community.
To all those fighting, surviving, thriving, or “just” supporting: keep up the good work! And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all your donations — we could not do this without everyone pitching in so generously! Like this guy in the pink tutu proclaims on his shirt: Because friends don’t let friends fight cancer alone. I think that sums it all up perfectly.
Our team, the Goodwin Gladiators made a great showing at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k run today. There were about 5,000 runners and walkers, and we won an award for having the second largest team (I think we ended up with something like 82 team members). The weather was mostly cooperative, with really high humidity but good cloud cover and a gentle breeze to cool things off. Energy was high and everyone seemed to be in a celebratory mood! We had an absolute blast, and were able to do some good for a seriously good cause: raising awareness about breast cancer and getting the dollars to fight it. Plus there was a live band, music, dancing, and more than one pink doggie!
It really was a joyous and fun event, and I look forward to doing this again next year!