Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Family 5K

This past Saturday,Ben, Ally, and I took part in the Get Heeled 5K.  The event was held to raise money for the Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Program, which is housed in my department.  The 5K attracted several hundred runners and walkers and ended up raising $75,000.  This was the first 5K race that the three of us have done as a family, and my first race while pregnant.  Actually, I use the term "race" pretty loosely here because while we all had race bibs, we didn't have race numbers or timing chips, so it was more of a fun run.  After the 5K, we did a 1 mile family walk, and then sampled a lot of the free food provided by the event sponsors.  Below are some pics of our day.

Ally and me with our jogging stroller.  We loaded her in and pushed her while running the 5K.  We have a race bib pinned to the stroller, which says "In Honor of Aunt Linda."  When running events that sponsor cancer charities, it is pretty common to write "In Honor of. . ." or "In Memory of. . ." on your bib.  We decided to run in honor of Ben's Aunt Linda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and is now in remission.

One of the sponsors was Chick-Fil-A.  Ally had to go say hi to the Chick-Fil-A cow.  She even gave the cow a high five.

Team Evans

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