I have some really good friends that I live far away from.
My best friend Lanette flew out here a couple weekends ago squeezing in a brief visit after she heard of my diagnosis. It was so nice to see her, even if it was for just a day and a half.
This past weekend, even though she was back at home on the East Coast, she did something else very special. She organized a team to run/walk the Women's 5K Classic Incorporated
, which is a race for women's cancer awareness. About 8 or 9 people ran/walked in honor of me, including my sister Dana, my friend Lanette, her sister Jaye, her nieces Nia and Keiko, her cousin Gayle, and some other friends and family members..a couple people I don't even know!
I truly felt special and honored. Especially since they made shirts that said "Cari's Crusaders" that had a picture of me and my 3 kids. And although I was halfway across the country, Lanette kept me updated throughout the race, e-mailing me pictures with her iPhone. I felt like I was actually there, as Lanette captured all the silly stuff that would interest me.
The Start...awesome balloons
The very short bathroom lines...at an all girls' race...unthinkable!
The very cool uniforms of another team named Martini Mamas. I want those metallic tights and pink running skirts!
Everyone waiting to begin.
Part of the course...how beautiful!
The Divas...Gayle and Keiko...looking fabulous as always.
Thanks so much Lanette. You are truly the best friend a girl can have...even 1000 miles away!