Thursday, September 26, 2013

Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day in memory of Dr. Holly Reed

This week, we have another fantastic entry from a guest blogger!  Will, the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) Coordinator at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, (Tacoma, WA) shares his recent experience with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day fundraiser walk.  Thank you to Will and Marla for raising awareness for this important cause!

Will and Marla share a laugh with one of Seattle PDs 3Day support team.

With the encouragement and contributions from many friends and colleagues, my wife and I participated in and completed the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day. We shared the 60-mile walk with over 1000 other participants throughout Seattle’s streets and surrounding communities, across bridges and along urban pathways with a common purpose, to support efforts to help find the cures to end breast cancer. Cheering sections along the route offered all sorts of goodies and the ever present crew of volunteers, decked out in a range of wacky pink getups, gave us inspiration as we trekked on to the next pit stop and into camp the first two nights. Rain and wind for part of the final day was a mere inconvenience as we headed toward the Space Needle to finish the walk. 

Dr. Holly Reed
It’s fair to say that many of us know someone… a relative, friend, co-worker, or neighbor who has, in some way, been affected by breast cancer. In our case, we lost a dear friend and co-worker, Dr. Holly Reed, last November to breast cancer. Holly served as the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan Veterinary Advisor for many years with compassion, humor, and grace and we were honored to walk in her memory.

1 comment:

  1. Very well done with the post and the pictures are all so cute!