2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Santa Barbara

Every year, a group of us make the trek up to Santa Barbara to crew the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s an amazing experience every year, but this year was a little different. My dad, who is normally on our team, volunteered to do a different task so that we wouldn’t be over people at “our” stop. That ended up not working out quite like we planned, but it was fine.

We were asked to split up for the afternoon on the first day in order to help out two other teams that were short. It was interesting to see the differences in the later stops. Walkers look a whole lot different at 21 miles than they do at 5 miles. Sunday, we tackled our new stop with a different {awesome} set up. We had a couple of minor injuries, but managed to survive the day in spite of them.

As always, closing ceremonies {and the whole weekend, honestly} was highly emotional. I’m always stunned by stories people tell and the strength they exhibit. If you’ve never participated, I highly recommend signing up to do one of the walks {there are 8 walks around the country} in some capacity. Walkers pay a registration fee and are required to raise $1800. Crew members pay a registration fee but have no fundraising minimum. Volunteers are just asked for their time. Do it. I promise you won’t regret it.

Read “Santa Barbara – 2012” by Jessica Ferrara at Britely!

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