"Aunt Kandi, I want to do the 3-Day this year. Do you want to do it with me?"
My gorgeous niece, Allison, just became of age to do the 3-Day, and I could not say no. She had come to support me in the past when I walked, she was just a little girl then. Time flies.
A few days before the 3-Day, Allison and I had not only hit our goal, but surpassed it thanks to the giving nature of friends and family.
In 7 weeks, my almost 16 year old niece and myself raised OVER $5510 for The Cure.
At 5am on November 2nd, we loaded our stuff in my car, gathered the kids in their jammies, and my husband drove Allison and I to Opening Ceremonies. There we were greeted with the crew's smiling faces (who had to be there an hour earlier than the walkers!). I kissed my family bye and we got our bags loaded. I went to hug my friends who are crew members (more on them later) and met my brother who was there to support his baby sister (me) and his gorgeous daughter (Allison). We found Ryan (it wasn't hard finding a 6'2" tall man with pink hair and a tutu!) and prepared for the emotional opening ceremony that gets us every time.
Allison and I...with our last minute mustache shirts!
My BFF/Awesome Crew
The 3 Amigos
So many cameras!!
Ready to get this party started!
My BFF's oldest daughter bought this for me, he went everywhere I went!
The fire department was out cheering on the walkers!
Another familiar face all decked out in pink! I walked with her mom in the past!
My sweet friend who was my tent mate 2 years ago. I LOVE this woman. She is amazing. I didn't want to leave her!
In 4 years I have never carried a flag....and look who got one! Go Allison!
These sweet supporters found a spot at the cheering station near my brother. This sweet family supports my walk in so many ways. :D
They had beer....they became my friend. ;-)
Allison's fave cheerleaders. They were AWESOME!!
Boone dancing with their friend...always a party!
And my fave couple....
Crazy Youth Corps!
What most spent at least an hour doing a day. I was there at 3am on Sunday trying to get mine and Allison's phones charged!
Some very pretty views
Every year I do the 3Day, we count lion statues. Something that John and I started on our first year! Something silly. But this year, Ryan kicked it up a notch. Made the final 20 miles pretty dang fun!
Allison was a rockstar!
Kids with "Aunt" Evea one mile from closing ceremonies
Love these people
My big bro!
Pink Tequila Shots!
More on our final day tomorrow. XOXO
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