Monday, April 13, 2009

Strollin' for a Cure...Think PINK!

This past Saturday, the Steece 6 teamed up with Joe's work peeps to attend the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure 5K in downtown Fort Worth, TX. Despite having to wake up 2 hrs ahead of schedule in the weeeee hours of the chilly morning, the quads enjoyed their adventurous stroll. (Ben, Sav, Ethan, Andrew) Ben is not so sure...



Everyone getting excited and congregating around the Start of the race (I LOVE downtown FW, btw....LOVE IT).



These cute, spunky ladies were lovin' on the quads---passing out fun little pom-poms



The boys weren't too interested, but Savi held on to hers throughout the race



Walking and Strollin' in memory of...



...my dear, sweet Aunt Bonne who lost her fight with Breast Cancer...I miss her SO much.




Whew---talk about a workout! About 50% of the 5K was uphill! Joe is either smiling, or about to pass out.



Such a neat experience, I'm SO glad we were all able to be a part of it this year. It was surreal to realize that everyone walking had been touched by this awful disease in one way or another. There were pictures of loved ones pinned on shirts...I couldn't help but tear up a billion times throughout the morning. All of the mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, friends affected...just breathtaking.



The quads headin' toward the Finish Line...



Ahhh...WE DID IT!



1 hr, 24 min. (to be fair, we waited until the big crowd started the race and then hopped on in at the back)



To know more about how you can get involved with this amazing cause, please visit http://ww5.komen.org/


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38 comments:

Cochran Quads said...

As a daughter to a Breast Cancer survivor, thank you so much for doing this!!! You have a FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL Family!!!!

Wendy said...

We are walking in the one at Waco this weekend. I can't wait!! I have two aunts that fought breast cancer and WON. We walk every year to honor them!!!

TEXOSE said...

Not a day goes by that I don't shed a tear for her. Thank you for remembering her and treasuring who she was in your heart. We will be having out relay for life here in May and I can't hardly wait... It is such an amazing experience... THANKS FOR SHARING WITH THE WORLD YOUR DESIRE TO CONQUER CANCER!!!!!
I am with yah gal.... You babies look like they had a great time... You are amazing parents...

Rachel said...

What a great workout- 5k with a stroller full of growing toddlers. Phew- I would have been tired :-) Looks like a great time!

Heather said...

What a great thing to do with your kids. Way to go Suz!

~MeLiSsA~ said...

I love reading your blog on your beautiful family. I think you guys are doing a amazing job with the quads and you give a lot of hope to those who cannot concieve easily (not myself but a few close friends and a family member).

Love that you brought the kids to do the walk, how amazing! Good for you guys, I am probably going to go the one out here in Las Vegas. Thanks for your wonderful blog (oh, and I used Jennisa too for my blog because yours is so stinkin cute)!

Melissa
travandmelissa.blogspot.com

Beav's Wife said...

Our Relay for Life here is in May-I can't wait. What a wondeful thing to introduce your Quads to already-you're such a great Mommy.

ViolinMama said...

Thank You for walking!!! And what great pics. Your family is so lovely!!!

The Ryan Family said...

Good for you! Such a wonderful cause! I was laughing at the look on people's faces as they see the quads. ha ha...
Looks like you guys had a good time!

Angie
Portland, OR

Summaiyah Hyder said...

it's an experience isn't it? i participated in the 'race for cure' a couple of years back with a bunch of people from one of my classes... and the emotions ran high all day.

Lindsay said...

we've been participating in the downtown Houston one in the fall. It is an amazing event and we are praying that one day there will be a cure!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Great job on the 5K with four toddlers!!

Have you cut your hair shorter in the back? Have I been totally out of touch?

magdalina said...

It's so great that you guys walked and took the kids. I'm walking in the Indianapolis one on Saturday.

Megan said...

You are such an inspriation that you get up and do this with 4 little kiddos!! You guys look so cute!

Alisha said...

Awesome guys, just awesome!

Tiffany said...

Hi Suzanne! I just stumbled on your blog because of your Komen post. My mother has fought stage 3 breast cancer and is currently cancer free. We praise God for that every day! But she would not have had such a good prognosis were it not for the efforts of the Komen foundation. The funds they have raised over the years is amazing!! Honestly nothing short of a miracle. Hopefully one day there will be a cure.

My mother, sister and I along with my mom's best friend will be walking the Komen 3-day in Dallas/Ft. Worth November 6th-8th. We have a blog set up to chronicle our journey www.oursolepurpose.blogspot.com . Your aunt Bonne will be one of the women we are walking for!

And, I couldn't help but notice your husband's hat...are you guys A&M grads? I am class of '03!

Have a great day!
Tiffany

John Oliver Michael House said...

awww... aunt bonne. that heart with her name on it made me teary eyed! yall are awesome!

Charity Donovan said...

How awesome Suz! Great pictures! Your Aunt would be so proud!!!

Jill said...

Of course Sav held on to her pom pom. Girls just know that pink belongs to them!

The Porter Family said...

What an awesome day! And I love your Steece backpack!!! Too cute :)

annalee said...

i got to walk in the breast-cancer 3day event last november in dallas and also have done race for the cure. you said it right, it is overwhelming the number of lives breast cancer impacts. i'm so glad your sweet family got to be a part of such a wonderful cause and what a special way to remember your aunt bonne!

BoufMom9 said...

I am getting teary eyed after reading this post. It is amazing to me how many people are touched by cancer in their lives, and just heartbreakingly awful.
What a beautiful thing you have done, by walking with your family in honor of your aunt. Such a blessing.
Thank you for warming my heart on this gloomy, rainy Tuesday.
Blessings to you!
Love, Debi

April said...

I did my first Race for the Cure 5k last October. Their was over 62k people their! I'm excited to make in an annual event. It is such a beauitiful experience. You can check out my blog about it here: http://bluesoulam.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-5k.html

Alison said...

Awesome! And you made good time (even with waiting). Thank you for doing this, really!

I am not sure if you got my comment a month or two back. But I was wanting to write the quads names on my t-shirt when I go walking in the March for Babies walk on April 25th. Here is my link if you're interested in seeing (has a pic of my preemie twins from almost seven years ago!): http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_page.asp?w=11027403&u=alison523

If it is okay, please email me: alison23 at comcast dot net

I've been a longtime reader of your blog (started reading around the time the quads were born!). I just rarely comment. :D

-Alison

Kelly said...

You are beautiful inside and out. Both my grandmas were survivors of breast cancer. (One of them twice.)

Days of Golden said...

I work for Komen in Houston. So glad that you (and the quads) supported the Race!!!!

mama faith said...

There's nothing better than walking for a good cause. I do the Light the Night walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma.

The Leonard Four said...

you guys ROCK! seriously. :)

Elasha said...

I LOVE Downtown FW too. It is one of my very favorite places to go!!!

I love doing 5K's too, will def have to look into doing this one next year!

Barbara Manatee said...

What a great cause! Kudos to you all for doing the walk! We are doing the March of Dimes walk in 2 weeks...its our 3rd year doing it and its always so inspiring!

Its always fun to see pics of the kids, but my favorite pic this time is the one of you writing on the wall. What an awesome tribute!

Dallas said...

ours is next weekend and i am so excited!

Jac Tubre said...

Awesome woman...you always amaze me!

Jac

Anonymous said...

Thank you for walking Suz and family! I love Sav's little pom pom.
I had a good friend who found a lump in her breast when her twins were 4 months old. She died a week before they turned 5 years old. She wanted to make it long enough to see her babies go to kindergarten but that did not happen. It's been 3 years that she has been gone and I miss her.

You, Joe and the quads are an adorable family!
Cathy in Frisco

The Gerwer Babies said...

The causes hits close to home! What a wonderful event!
PS. i love fort worth downtown too!!
PSS. and love you!

Tammy said...

I was hoping you'd blog about this event ... I saw you guys out there! I am a long-time lurker and have been reading your blog since the babies were born but have never commented. Saturday's race was my first Komen event, and it was amazing! I plan to do it every year from now on. When I saw you guys, my eyes probably popped out of my head ... I couldn't believe it, the Steeces in person!! :-) I didn't want to bug you, but I did have to scoot over and say a quick "I read your blog!" Doing that walk pushing the quad stroller HAD to be quite the workout! Hope to see you guys out there next year!!

Williams Family said...

My sons high school dedicates a volley ball tournament to Breast Cancer and does many fun raiser, everyone it pink! so cool to see.

I enjoy have never posted before but want you to know I just love your posts. You really seem to ENJOY your kiddos. I love that you do things with them..not just sit around.

I would love to meet you and the bunch if I were to ever get down that way. Right now I am a nanny to kids ages 7, 5, 3 and 1. I just love the younger ages. I have three of my own 21, 16, and 12.
Thanks for sharing your adventures with quads!

Kelly Trullinger said...

Great job guys! Amazing! I love the pics.They really tell a story! What an awesome day!

Sooz said...

My mom and I are volunteers for the Race in Little Rock AR. We just love it and I am so glad you got the experience! I hope you guys keep doing it every year. We have over 40,000 women at the one in Little Rock. Its something to see that's for sure. I love the pounding of the sidewalk with all those women filling the streets and bridges. AMAZING!!! Joe should do the 3 Miles of Men...a lot of men and their frat brothers get together and cheer on the ladies as they walk by. It really helps and is so rewarding for the men.

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