It was a gorgeous day in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 13th and almost 40,000 participants gathered at the foot of the Philadelphia Art Museum stairs to celebrate Mother’s Day and run or walk in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure.
The 5k took participants from the Art Museum at 23rd and the Parkway down to City Hall, up JFK Blvd, past 30th Street Station, through a portion of Drexel University’s campus and over the Schuylkill River arriving back at the Art Museum.
It was so inspiring meeting other teams like the women pictured to the left. Three generations walking in memory of mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Barbara Maurizio. Barbara’s daughter, Cindi, told us they’ve participated in the Race for the Cure for years, rain or shine. At one time, Barbara walked with them now Cindi, her daughters and grand-daughters have created a team with co-workers to continue the tradition.
The spirit of hope, optimism and fun was everywhere with people smiling and laughing, faces painted, dressed up in boas, flowers, even tutus, like sisters Reveka and Tristen pictured below.
These two were so adorable I had to stop them to get a picture!