Paddle Project at Avon 2Day Walk in San Francisco

My sister Laura, my daughter Vera, and I represented the Paddle Project at the Avon 2Day walk this month and gave away 36 paddle pendants. It was great to be back at the walk, this time giving something back to those who may be in the thick of the fight.  I was caught off guard by the emotions that came up seeing all the walkers rallying en masse for loved ones, and fighting breast cancer with such positivity, strength and humor. Below are photos of some of the recipients of the paddles. 

Keep Paddling!
Carrie 

 Laura, Vera and me in our Paddle Project gear ready to go.

Laura, Vera and me in our Paddle Project gear ready to go.

 Tami, a 12 year survivor (and 12th year walking), and her mom, working crew at the walk.

Tami, a 12 year survivor (and 12th year walking), and her mom, working crew at the walk.

 Team Franny, walking for one of their moms who has been battling for 5 years. 

Team Franny, walking for one of their moms who has been battling for 5 years. 

 This crazy cheering crew loved their paddles.

This crazy cheering crew loved their paddles.

 Mother and daughter team walking for mom (a survivor). 

Mother and daughter team walking for mom (a survivor). 

 Team Big Bad Boobs. 

Team Big Bad Boobs. 

 Arlene, a 1 year survivor. 

Arlene, a 1 year survivor. 

A Beautiful Reminder

Paddler Tiffany (second from left) sent me this sweet message:

"I wanted to thank you so much for the paddles we ordered last May. I ordered four of them, my mom, sis, aunt and I wear ours everyday. We love them so much, such a beautiful reminder of so many things. Words can't express...thank you for what you do. Much love, Tiffany"

The Power of Support

"Several years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After learning about Carrie's Paddle Project, I procured paddles for my three brothers and our spouses. While we all live in different corners of the US, we wore them in solidarity while my mother was battling cancer. We are forever grateful for the small and powerful gesture that is the Paddle Project. The paddle continues to remind me of the power of support, the sum of parts, and the external drivers that bring us strength. Thank you!!!!"   -Catherine

 Catherine and her daughter.

Catherine and her daughter.