Knoxville’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was hugely successful last year. The organizers asked me to reprise my roles as emcee of the event and co-emcee, with Amanda Hara, of the kickoff luncheon. They were very complimentary of our efforts and it was easy to say yes.
The walk takes place on October 5. The kickoff luncheon was held Tuesday in the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm.
In addition to the moving stories from survivors and tributes to those who have died, the event has a fun atmosphere too. This year, they set up a photo booth with silly props.
I posed for pictures with Amanda and with Michele Silva. Michele had the funny idea that we should pretend to fight and then pretend to kiss and make up. During the “fight” pose, I imagined that I was Bart Simpson.