Fighting cancer, one step at a time


Within the past few hours, Walking on Logs (Fauntleroy end of The Bridge) was decorated in honor of the upcoming Relay for Life-West Seattle, an American Cancer Society fundraiser that involves walking/running around the track at West Seattle Stadium overnight next Friday-into-Saturday. This week, we interviewed a West Seattle couple who’ve been part of it since the event’s inception, and you’ll see their story here this weekend; meantime, go here to find out more about the event, including good times to drop by and support the participants – by cheering and or donating – even if you’re not in the event yourself.


We stopped to phonephoto the Relay for Life decorations this morning while on our way back from Seattle Race for the Cure; that photo shows the sea of people in front of Team WSB as the three of us engaged in our annual tradition of joining the thousands of people who walk on the temporarily carless Alaskan Way Viaduct during the breast-cancer fundraiser’s 5K Walk section. We take pretty much that same photo every year; it’s always an incredible sight. Here’s the view after we got to the Western Avenue end and started back south toward Qwest Field, with some participants still heading southbound to our right:


With all the projects in the pipeline for The Viaduct, we couldn’t help but wonder if this would be the last chance to take exactly this route; it was closed 7:45-11 am for the event and one WSB commenter in an earlier thread said the “Viaduct Closed” signs weren’t working on Admiral – did you see any of them in operation? Just wondering before we check with SDOT on Monday.

5 Replies to "Fighting cancer, one step at a time"

  • JanS June 21, 2008 (12:55 pm)

    WSB, bless you for walking this morning. I know it means a lot to you…as it does with me. Maybe, just maybe, next year I’ll be able to do it…

  • beachdrivegirl June 21, 2008 (1:15 pm)

    I did the run this year for the first time as well. It was amazing to see how many people come together for this event.

  • Forest June 21, 2008 (2:11 pm)

    It seems a missed opportunity of sorts that the viaduct is never closed to vehicles on the Fourth of July. What a view pedestrians might absorb of the evening fireworks over Elliott Bay.

  • JanS June 21, 2008 (3:14 pm)

    BDG…thank you…:)

  • WSB June 21, 2008 (5:17 pm)

    Forest, that would be a cool idea. Although, perhaps because I’ve been in the news business too long, my first thought is drunken people falling over the edges. Those railings aren’t very high. (Nor very sturdy … every time a car so much as bumps into one, it seems a city crew has to come out and fill a big gap.)

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