Great Strides 2012

What a great day this was for our 2012 Great Strides walk, on our grandchildren Calleigh and Ryder's behalf, to raise funds to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Our family and friends came out in force, and Ryder (above) and Calleigh (below) behaved themselves admirably.

The walk, in its second year (as a Hamilton event) was better attended than last year.

Twelve teams participated, comprising more than a hundred walkers, an estimated 33% increase over last year.

It couldn't have been a more perfect day--sunny, clear, just warm enough without being too warm--for a walk through Joyce Park in Hamilton.

And our family's team--"McCane's Miracles"--led the way, raising more than $5,275 (so far) of the $11,500 (so far) toward a goal for the day of $12,000, and there is every expectation that funds still coming in and being totaled will push the total for the Hamilton location past the 12K figure.

Once we finished the walk, well, there was time to eat pizza and chips, and play on the playground. Calleigh and Ryder gave no indication that they were aware that they were the stars of the whole show, but they were. And we fully believe, one way or the other, today brought them both closer to healing, by God's grace and in his timing.

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Location:Great Miami River Recreational Trail,Fairfield,United States

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