The 2013 Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day began on a beautiful morning with clear skies and an excited crowd of more than 1,200 walkers. The Opening Ceremony at Collin Creek Mall in Plano began with community stretching and Zumba. Dr. Sheri welcomed everyone and introduced the breast cancer survivors to the cheering crowd. We then started our 20.6-mile day walking through the neighborhoods of Plano, Richardson, Dallas and Farmers Branch. The Richardson Fire Department was out at two separate locations cheering us on, and we were delighted by the students of local elementary schools after pit stop 2. Many supporters gathered at pit stop 3 to cheer us on as we continued to walk. We returned to camp to set up our tent, enjoy dinner and a camp show including a speech from survivors. Day 2 opened with excellent but a little chilly weather and the 19.8-mile route led us through Carrollton, where pit stop 2 was had cheerleaders from Bishop Lynch Friars. We continued through Addison before making our way back to camp at Brookhaven College. A camp show that evening included games and giveaways. We gathered to listen to the sweet speeches of a co-survivor and a young survivor. We slept soundly in our pink tents in the freezing autumn air. After a short bus ride, the 16.8-mile route on Day 3 started at Ursuline Academy in Dallas. We passed through Preston Hall, Goar Park and Cole Park. In downtown Dallas, we enjoyed the architecture and took lots of photos at the B-I-G sign at pit stop 3. We made our way to Centennial Hall where the cheers of family and friends brought many tears. An emotional Closing Ceremony outside in great weather at Centennial Hall reminded us of the loved ones we have lost, while the Survivors' Circle reminded us of those we still have. Dr. Salerno, the new CEO of Susan G. Komen, congratulated all participants, and we danced to "We Are Family" as the Dallas 3-Day wrapped up until next year. Thank you to all who have supported me and donated to me throughout this journey. I could not have made it to the walk and honor Mrs. Becky without you behind me. Each of you made it possible by donating to such a great cause and helping just one more person in need. They and I thank you for your generosity… although my knees do not. I wish I could describe the weekend more but all I can say is challenging and inspiring. There are no two better words than those. Though this walk was challenging it was the least we could do to honor Mrs. Becky for her strength and her courage throughout her battle with breast cancer. Thank you again. Happy Monday!