Saturday, September 26, 2009

Richmond & Brandermill, Virginia

Diabetes Walk

In spite of overcast and threatening skies several hundred people show up in downtown Richmond today to walk for Diabetes. The annual event is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association.*

The James River High School Dance Team from Midlothian, Va., perform during the morning festivities surrounding the walk.*

The walk was not just for people. Dogs also participated.*

Sponsors like the crew, above, from Cavalier Telephone set up booths in Monroe Park where the Monument Avenue walk began and ended. Their contributions assure that nearly all the monies raised are used to fight Diabetes.**

Television personality Diane Walker serves as master of ceremonies.**

Many participants wear stickers with the name of the relative or friend they are woking for on it. Ferris, who has diabetes, walks for himself. He will run most of the course and be the third person to finish.*

It takes most participants more than an hour to complete the 5 kilometer course ...*

... and Bonnie the Bon Secour bunny greets them all.*

Children try Hula Hoops and indulge in face painting. The rain held off until the event was finished early afternoon.*


Angel my great niece dances before Tiger Woods in her grandparent's home.*
*Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II
**Photographs taken with a Canon 1D Mark III

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