Thousands if by land, two if by sea

Lots of energy about to be put into two good causes:

-You have till noon tomorrow to sign up online for the Race for the Cure on The Viaduct this Saturday morning. (And even if you’re not going to join us and thousands of other runners/walkers, keep in mind The Viaduct will be closed for a few hours that morning because of this.)

-One week from Sunday, sometime between 3 and 4 pm, two Eastside men will arrive on the beach at Lincoln Park after swimming 3 1/2 miles from Vashon Island. It’s their 8th annual “Paddle for PAWS” to raise money for that animal-assistance group. They’re hoping to raise $10,000, and they’re accepting donations online right now.

6 Replies to "Thousands if by land, two if by sea"

  • cmh June 14, 2007 (12:45 pm)

    In addition to online registration for the Race for the Cure, folks can also sign up in person on race day!

  • WSB June 14, 2007 (1:10 pm)

    Great point. We are so online-oriented that we forgot to mention that. This is the one can’t-miss fundraising event in which the entire WSB squad participates each year — one of us lost their mom to breast cancer at a ridiculously young age. There are so many things about the event that make it memorable beyond the knowledge you’re helping the fight a bit — the survivors, the tributes to those who have passed on, the costumes and signs, even just the experience of walking on the infamous Viaduct one time a year after hundreds/thousands of trips on it by car or bus. See ya there.

  • Jan June 14, 2007 (1:21 pm)

    Dear WSB and others…thank you for participating in this wonderful and important cause. I’m a 2+ year breastcancer survivor (surgery #9 tomorrow morning). I am not able to participate in this years event in any way, but I so appreciate your dedication to this cause.

  • WSB June 14, 2007 (1:40 pm)

    Jan – good luck in surgery, and ongoing recovery!

  • add June 14, 2007 (5:11 pm)

    Thank you to everyone participating in Race for the Cure and any other organization that helps the breast cancer cause. I lost my vibrant 42-year old sister to this awful disease four years ago today. Northwest Hope & Healing, a West Seattle-based breast cancer support organization) is holding their 5th annual Half-Marathon (and they’ve added a 5K this year!) on September 16th, along beautiful Alki Beach & Lincoln Park. I am running again this year for my sister and to raise money for NWHH ( and I hope lots of others will, too.

    My best wishes to Jan for a smooth surgery and recovery.

  • miws June 14, 2007 (7:46 pm)

    Sending healing thoughts to Jan……


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