Saturday, September 13, 2008

Flocking for the Cure

The Susan B. Koman Foundation held a 3-day, 60-mile "walk for the cure" event in San Francisco last weekend. Two members of a networking group I am involved with (the Women's Business Exchange) participated. The Flamingess decided to show her support by taking a small flock of flamingos and a sign out to set up along the course.

On Friday, day 1, we parked with doors of the flamingo-mobile wide open to blast Jimmy Buffett music. We joined other on-lookers and supporters to cheer, clap and wave to the hundreds of intrepid walkers along the streets through Golden Gate Park. It was a perfect San Francisco summer day - clear and warm. Warm like it only gets in September and October - summer comes late to the City. After about 3 hours of cheering for everyone the Boob Brigade ("my" team) appeared and had their picture taken with the flock.

The flock decided it should go out again on Sunday to add its energy to the final day. We started out for the first cheering station but we had been out doing our surprise work until the wee early hours of the morning and so overslept that time slot. The second designated cheering area was full. No place to park and unload the birds. Not to be discouraged, we cruised along the walking route to find our own place but since this day's route was through downtown SanFrancisco grassy areas were hard to find. Finally we found the perfect location - right at the end of the walk just before the participants crossed the finish line at Fort Mason. Many many photos were taken of walkers posing with the sign and the flock. It was a great way to spend the day.

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