Sunday, June 12, 2011

Joan's Team

Joan's Team 1

Yesterday was the St. Louis edition of the Komen Race For The Cure, the enormous effort for breast cancer research. The local newspaper's web site says there were 64,000 people but it may have been more. Olive and Market Streets became a vast river of pink, more about which tomorrow.

One of the women in the top picture, someone I have worked with for 25 years, has been through the pain and fear of breast cancer. She beat it. She has a big smile on her face here, surrounded by her family and friends.

More apologies for yesterday's lack of comments. I was shooting the race in the morning. Son Andy is in from Chicago for the weekend with his special someone. The three of us were out touring and shooting all afternoon. Early dinner and then a performance at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Debussy's Pelleas et Mellisande. It's a long one and, um, a bit slow moving. Some wit summarized the plot as "nothing happens and then she dies." So, a very full day.

Joan's Team 2

Waive to the photographer on Downtown St. Louis 365!

Komen Race For The Cure 1


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a fantastic cause Bob. We have an event here called 'purple bra day' coming up soon actually. where everyone is encouraged to wear a purple bra on the outside to raise money for breast cancer. Very happy photos. Glad you had a fab day with your family.

Birdman said...

Cool shot. Funny shot. GREAT cause.

Virginia said...

Great event and love the tutu's for tata's!!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The tutus team fills me with happiness. It is a wonderful gift parents give their children when they involve them in an event that serves others.

Gunn said...

Love your images! Great reason for this huge event.