Thursday, April 26, 2012

AMWA: Race for the Cure 2012

In the wee hours of the morning on January 28, 2012, members (and honorary male members) of the American Medical Women's Association at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine traveled up to West Palm Beach to partake in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.  Our goal: to support the Susan G. Komen foundation "to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community." 

Race day started early, with the more ambitious ladies in our group starting the women's competitive 5k at 7am.  Forty five minutes later, our valiant male classmates led the pack of the competitive men's 5k. An hour after that, the more laid back AMWA members began the (still incredibly strenuous) 5k walk. Here are some images from our day!

Here we are walking to the start of the walk. Note how peppy we are, even after some of us have just run SUPER speedy 5ks.

The boys look forward to walking the course they had SPRINTED half an hour earlier. 

And we're off!

Your loyal historian was too distracted by all the good company to take any other photos during the first half of the walk. 

We made it! Here we all are together, after covering a combined 100k distance!

and JUST when we thought the day couldn't be any better, we passed the puppy tent on the way out.

HUGE thanks to our valiant president, Kathryn, for organizing our first official AMWA outing, and to all of our members and supporters who participated. Stay tuned for information regarding future events with AMWA at CESCOM!

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