Today was Day 1 of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® in Atlanta, and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours near the entrance of the lunch spot, welcoming walkers in. The sun was shining, music was playing, and with my camera, I took in the sights.
Some were eager to document what they were seeing as they entered the lunch stop.
Some walkers danced their way in too… …and were rewarded with the warmest welcomes from the lunch medical crew. Some families came out to reunite with their loved ones who were walking. This adorable little peanut and her baby cousin (along with their mommies) were there to see their dads, brothers who are walking in memory of their mom. While she waited for Daddy, this little darling hand-delivered candy to the other arriving walkers. Sweep vans rolled through from time to time, delivering walkers and raising spirits……and of course, the lunch crew served up tasty food and drinks to their fellow 3-Dayers. Lunch is the perfect time for walkers to relax……cool off in the shade……catch up on social media and texts……snap some pics of teammates……stretch……fix up their feet for the second half of the day……or just enjoy a few minutes of quiet alone time.Some walkers captured special memories with our “I’m keeping the promise for…” photo banner and props. And some friends from other crew teams stopped by to eat and kick back (hi there, pit stop 1 pirates!).Oh, and remember those adorable girls? Their daddies finally made it to lunch, and it was the sweetest reunion we saw all day. And of course, what 3-Day lunch stop would be complete without a spontaneous Youth Corps-led dance party?
What a lovely afternoon with the amazing Atlanta 3-Day family. Can’t wait to see everyone again tomorrow!