On Friday 27th October, Winterton held its annual Pink Bra Walk for Cancer . It was a freezing cold and drizzly day (in the middle of our summer) and I wondered whether Grant would still be keen to do the walk we'd discussed earlier.
I dressed in my Parkrun gear - pink top, pink tee over that, pink track top and black pants. My socks had a pink border and my walking shoes were black.
I was busy with the animals and when I turned around, Grant had got dressed except for the pink bra. Naturally I had to help him with this.
Take a look:
Grant doing his bit for breast cancer by wearing a pink bra and doing the 5km walk last Friday night
John Muirhead and Grant share a joke. John was wearing his wife, Ronnie's pink track top
Joanine and Ann set up for the charity walk: these two ladies are stalwarts at all events; including the weekly Parkrun
This youngster and his dog firm supporters of the breast cancer walk
Doggies always abound at the Parkrun venue which was where the Pink Bra walk for Cancer took place last week
Ann, with pink hair and hat and the supportive youngster (wearing a bra) helping her
The men turned out wearing pink headgear, tutus, skirts, bras and shirts
Pink is the predominant color in this cheerful (and cold) crowd of walkers
Walking along the dam. Note Ant (my Parkrun partner)striding along wearing pink shorts and a blue top
This gorgeous young couple hail from London. They were on honeymoon in the Drakensberg and attended the walk dressed appropriately for a bridal couple!
My friend (and hairdresser) Lynette and I walked together. On the last kilometer she took a photo of the tree in the middle of the dam. Unfortunately I caused a photo bomb by almost losing my balance
Everbody had entered into the spirit of the thing!
Grant, Craig (a hiking partner) Lynetter, Ant and moi!
Grant won a prize for the effort he made to dress for the occasion. The people loved the kilt, leather waistcoat, the Akubra and of course the pink bra. One lady came up to him and felt his hair and asked if it was real !
When I decided to shut up shop early on Friday and enter this event, I was thinking about the people I knew who had been taken by cancer. My maternal grandmother, my own dear mom and my dad all died after suffering with cancer. In my youth, I lost a dear friend to breast cancer. Then I suddenly remembered that I was the lucky one (I'd not given this a thought for 50 years) I had survived cancer as a teenager and lived to tell the tale. At the event after Joanine had welcomed everyone, she said she had a box of cancer survivor tags. You could collect one if you were one.
I collected mine...
HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU ALL!