Sail for the Cure
September 27, 2009 6 Comments
It was an amazing day on the river, sailing to raise funds for research and cures for breast cancer. Boats in the race were all flying pink streamers with names of breast cancer survivors and victims. This was my first time sailing and I loved experiencing the river in a whole new way while participating as crew for a good cause.
Teams were also given a list of the sponsors, to spot the banners, and record the name of the boat, promoting that sponsor. This was challenge without binoculars,though some boats did come pretty close.
Captain Dee even brought her little dog too.
Captain Dee is a survivor and was part of the team of women who began this “Sail for a Cure” race 10 years ago. Her personal motto is “get busy living, or get busy dying.” I agree, and truly appreciate when opportunities for days like today are offered. I love being on, near, or in water. For my new friends, water is an integral part of the lives they have created, by following their passion; as sailors, sailing teachers and boat dealers. As a result, they are full of life and always willing to share the joy of being busy – living.
It was an honor to be part of the crew. I’m second from the left in the back row. These wonderful hours today also reminded me that being close to Mother Nature in all her glory can require; I be alert to stay on my feet, know when to shift and find a new balance, be totally aware of where I am and what is available to grab for support.
Good lessons for living life. 🙂