In two more sleeps, I will depart in the wee hours of the morning with my SIL and drive across town to UBC. There, we will meet up with our 14 other team mates and at 8:00 a.m., our 60 km journey begins.
After the two of us completed the Weekend to End Women's Cancers walk last year, I signed up (at the finish line) for this year's event and pledged to form a team of at least 10 people. With my SIL already in, we only needed 8 more! Imagine my excitement when, by October, we had grown to a powerhouse team of 16 women. Only the two of us had experienced the walk (and SIL had an extra year on me, having walked in 2009 as well), but everyone was excited to be on board.
Together we have raised over $40,000 in the fight against women's cancers and are a top 10 team! Team Kickin' Cancer with Creativity is comprised of quilters, jewelry-makers, a flipflop bedazzler, a gourmet basket-maker, successful businesswomen, SAHM's, and most importantly our two brave survivors. Together we have walked 10 km every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. since January. We held two wildly successful events generously supported by our community and we've encouraged our family and friends to support us with donations.
Last night I handed out our gorgeous team shirts (designed specially for us by the ever-so-generous and talented Berene who's sewing-related work and kits you can see/buy here) and embroidered logo hats (team photo next week!).
And then my friends handed me this:
Stirling silver hand-stamped "Create" necklace by local jeweler Andrea Waines
I'm so very thankful for every one of them; for the hard work we've all put into raising funds, for the support and friendship we've shared over the past several months, and for the hope that our contribution will give to women fighting cancer in B.C.
Thanks team. You're the best. I can't wait for the weekend.