Monday, October 15, 2012

Girlfriends Half Marathon 2012

Sherri McMillan (Owner of Northwest Personal Training and Fitness) does it again. Along with her staff she put on another great event for a great cause--  bringing together community -- vendors, food, and live music (Hit Machine), and of course a race.

I had a super fun time as a volunteer of the 2012 Girlfriends Half Marathon. Volunteering is a great way to get in on the action and support a great cause. Yesterday, I volunteered to snap photos and shoot video of the event. Being photographer allowed me to mingle with folks, capture the moments, and do what I love most  -- chat it up.

I chatted up lots of "girlfriends" who were on a mission to meet their own personal goals while helping raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. While mingling and snapping photos I also met Steve Valenta (Owner of The Mighty Bowl), ran into Steven Lane (Photographer for The Columbian), and Kristen Myklebust (Clark College's Food and Your Health instructor). Good times!

I'm proud to have been a part of such an awesome community event, for such a great cause. I hear there were over 2600 participants and about $75,000 was raised.

Here's a few of the photos:

And the video of Sherri crossing the finish line. Yes, she even participated in the race. Talk about AWESOME!

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