The Journey to End Breast Cancer Starts with a Single Step
October 17, 2012 10:26 am CT
By Guest Blogger Alex Walsh, Chevrolet Regional Marketing Manager
The grey skies could not dampen the spirit of the more than 1,000 pink-clad supporters who participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Fox Valley Outlet Mall on Sunday, October 14. An amazing event and uplifting experience, fellow walkers and I started our day with smiles and cheers as we walked for this amazing cause.
Even my children, not yet awake for the day, began to perk up and smile with every step. While my daughter Gabby was happy to don her favorite pink tie-dyed shirt, I didn’t possess the power to get my 11-year-old son Nick to do the same. It didn’t matter; he was still there walking.
As my Chevy “Bowtie Walkers” team and I were walking, we were thrilled to see a large contingent of walkers from Ron Westphal Chevrolet as well as folks from Bob Jass Chevrolet. We were proud of the overall big presence from the Chevy teams.
In addition to the Chevy contingency, there were pink-clad Star Wars characters, a number of super heroes and local cheerleaders providing entertainment and encouragement to the walkers and breast cancer survivors among us.
The enthusiasm and energy from the crowd was a great reminder of the power of the human spirit and a desire to make a difference. It made me honored to have Chevrolet so involved with American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Although our walk was just one of the more than 40 walks Chevy teams in the north central region will participate in this month, it was an overwhelming and memorable experience for me and my family. A special thanks to Felicia Brown, the Chevrolet Chicago District Manager, for really helping rally the Chevy support!