Monday, December 20, 2010

5 K for Cancer... finally

My semester sucked all other life out of me, but now that it's break time I'm able to finally do some editing on batches of pictures that didn't have deadlines. These are from the 5K for Cancer that was held on behalf of my cousin Leo, who is battling skin cancer for the second time. Too many for captions but here's some fun photographs:

Okay, so this one is out of order, but this is a friend of my roommates who lost her mother to cancer this last summer. She's a dear and I thought it was amazing that she would come out to support another family who's going through some of the same things. Plus, someone didn't believe she was in this race, so sorry this took so long, but you can shove the pictures under their noses now!

There was a craft fair happening at the same time as the race. Just a couple tables but some friends donated some dang cute things to sell! 

Several of these are my family members.

I want socks like these!

And they're off!

And the winner is...

The guy giving the high five was the second one in and spent the rest of the time cheering everyone else on that was running. Seriously cool points.

This is a man who's on chemo treatments. AMAZING! Way to go Leo!

See??? Still cheering on!

I don't know who this kid is, but I love her enthusiasm... and her skirt :)

Timp students rocked my world!

I think it was appropriate that we had adults and kids of all ages running/walking this race. The proceeds are for the family to help get Leo through treatments so they will have more time together. I loved seeing people pushing strollers through the race and all the support in general. Admittedly I signed up to run but decided to take photographs instead. (I don't do running).

Here's to hoping the treatments continue to work and praying that we have Leo with us for a long long time to come!


  1. Awesome!!! Great pictures. What a great event to support a great cause. I wish Leo the best of luck with everything and may the Lord bless him and his family with miracles every single day!!

    I'm going to start getting involved in events for Congenital Heart Defects after my baby is born. It's amazing how passionate you can become when you're behind the battle lines.

  2. So cool. I totally would've run in it had I been in Orem!

  3. Marie these are so great. You are an amazing photographer.

  4. We are so glad you took these for us to enjoy out here in Indiana! This helps us see just how exciting a day this was. Thanks Marie. We love you, Annela and Kaare.