Larry Swanberg is my friend and co-worker at Mortgage Master. Today he is a marathoner finishing up the last leg of the Breast Cancer 3 Day (60 miles over three days) which happens to be in my neighborhood of West Seattle. He is walking in honor of Tammy, his wife who lost her battle with breast cancer a few years ago.
This marathon is full of heroes and stories. Breast cancer touches so many lives. In our office alone, we have Michelle who is bravely battling this disease and Mary who has recovered. We lost Tammy (Larry’s wife) who was once a Mortgage Professional at Mortgage Master. I have family and friends who are fighting as well: Michelle, Suzy and Vianne.
I set my alarm early this morning so I could be out on sidewalk cheering the marathoners on. One of my neighbors did a fabulous "cheer station" including mini bags of M&M’s and plenty of pink decor.
The participants are a very entertaining group. It was a parade of pink with bras, boas, beads and bikers! We are lucky to have beautiful weather today. Hopefully it won’t be too hot for this brave spirited group by the time they reach Memorial Stadium where the marathon wraps up.
I’m proud of Larry, the courageous (fun!)marathoners and the brave people battling cancer.