Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Classic.. "Life is like a boxing match.."



"Life is like a boxing match,
defeat is declared not when you fall
but when you refuse to stand again"


With winter fast approaching it's a little colder and a little darker early morning, as it was at 6am yesterday, but by the time Aimee and I, along with friends arrived in the city at 7.30 the sun was out and it was the perfect day for a bit of a walk :) Perthites never fail to impress with their enthusiasm for a good cause and the Mother's Day Classic was no exception, thousands turned up at Langley Park to walk/run to raise money for breast cancer research, including a pink robed Darth Vader and companions.. check out the photo bomber below :)


'Real men wear pink'..


The 8km walk start line on Riverside Drive up towards the Bell Tower and around Langley Park.. twice!


This was what it was all about. Daughters and sons walking for their mums, nannas, cousins and friends who have lost or are fighting the battle. 


... and look, at the end we even got a Mother's Day pressie, how cool was that! I got a little excited because I thought it was chocolate, well after 8km that would have been very much appreciated.. the beauty goodies were a lovely idea too :) Hope all you mums out there had or are still having a wonderful day, what did you get up to? Happy Monday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. when we arrived home Aimee did make me the most delicious breakfast.. so good!


28 comments:

  1. What a colorful and uplifting day! Thanks for your part in it and for showing us!


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  2. A wonderful day, Grace! I'm heading up to my mum's to do some gardening although it just started to rain here. ;-((

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  3. Oh, what a great day, Grace!! Looks like such fun and SO colorful!! Our mild, early Spring has been and is, so wonderful!! Hope your Fall continues to be lovely!! Have a lovely new week!

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  4. The Darth Vader and associates look quite fitting to the occasion. It looks like a lot of people really did come out!

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  5. We have our breast cancer run in June.

    Pretty sure Darth's mom would not be so proud of him....

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    1. To be clear, I meant the "real" Darth Vader!

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  6. Looked like perfect weather. Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day.

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  7. Good that you had a nice day. The weather for the walk looks terrific, unlike it was for the walk here.

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  8. What a fantastic event and what a spectacular turnout. I love Darth Vader in pink!

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  9. Darth Vader in pink. Wonders never cease.

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  10. Well done all of you! Fantastic.

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  11. Amazing pink crowd! Glad you had a good time Grace.

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  12. Terrific photos .. all in pink .. for such an important cause. Thanks Grace.

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  13. I'm worn out and puggled watching all those pictures.

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  14. That is a nice way to celebrate Mother's day for a good cause.

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  15. That is a long walk! Looks like a pretty day.....very colorful group and a wonderful way to celebrate M om.

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  16. Well done, Grace! Love the pink Darth Vader and hope we can really defeat this darn cancer soon.

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  17. Great post for this international event that is important for all women everywhere

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  18. Good for you. I'm so pleased that it went well. Looks like you had a great day for it.

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  19. great photos and well done Grace...I support breast cancer awareness at every opportunity and yes I've had my yearly mammogram :)

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  20. A great day for a worthy cause!

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  21. Well done!

    (Sponsored by Garnier?! :-))

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  22. Very well done Grace, a great cause...

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