I had created a post before hand to let everyone know about this event. And after being there, and how amazing it was. I would love to show everyone a few bits of highlights from the night. To start things off, here is some information which helped this event come about.
ABOUT MAKING STRIDES
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
HISTORY OF MAKING STRIDES
In 1984, Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery Gould Rath wanted to find a way to celebrate fellow cancer survivors by raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Working with a committee of fellow survivors and other volunteers, “Margie” created a “move-along-a-thon” called Making Strides Against Cancer to bring people together in an event to move the fight against cancer forward. The first event, held in Boston, drew 200 participants and instantly became an annual city tradition.
In 1993, the event officially became known as the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, attracting 4,000 walkers at events in Boston and in Manchester, New Hampshire. Since then, Margie’s vision has inspired 8 million walkers to participate in Making Strides events in more than 270 communities across the country, raising more than $460 million to fight breast cancer. Margie remained a dedicated Making Strides volunteer until she lost her battle with cancer in 2001.
The progress we’re making because of Making Strides supporters like Margie is nothing short of remarkable. But it’s no time to rest. That’s why we need your help. More walkers mean the next big breast cancer research breakthrough. More walkers mean free lodging and rides to treatment for breast cancer patients who need it. More walkers fundraising mean more survivors who will celebrate more birthdays.
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Since this is such a beautiful charity that has done many wonderful things. I was very grateful to be involved in this event. So, thank you very much Sarah (sarahelisebeth.brenham) and Polly (polly.steerpike) for creating & allowing me to be part of this night. I appreciate it 🙂 These two are also the Co-owners of the Arbor Restaurant, which is a beautiful romantic venue.
This night began with a glass of Champagne, as we waited for everyone to arrive. Starting off in a relaxing way was wonderful. As everyone arrived. We were presented out tables where we would be seated during the evening.
The evening was filled with some beautiful music, I really enjoyed listening to soft classic rock, and beautiful renditions put together by Rose (therose) , LuhreBrann, and a special apperance by CherishShadow.
The evening was also filled with many amazing dish’s I loved everything on the menu, which was filled with so many great options.
During the Appetizers I had the Stuffed Tomato, which was beautifully prepared.
During the Entree portion I had the Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken, which I loved. This was a spectacular item.
And we finished with Desert, which was very lovely.
I had the Bake Custard, that I loved. 🙂
This evening was a very romantic event for the evening. The music selections were perfect. And filled the surroundings for a magical night. I really had a beautiful time, this became a very special night for everyone involved.
If you happened to have missed this event, I hope you try to get to one. You will love every bit about it.
If you would like to see the first post, I had created for The Arbor Restaurant you can find it here \/
Toodles , till next time