Fortunately not too many people were that interested in that basket so I ended up with the highest bid and won it. There were a number of different items in the basket like BBQ sauce, Lakota popcorn, a bun/bread warmer, taffy, a quilted bag, some jelly, A Mount Rushmore magnet and patch, South Dakota map and vacation guide, Bread and butter pickles, pickled Okra, Cheese dip, peppermint pretzels, chocolate, a 6 pack of Crow Peak Canyon Crème Ale and Sturgis Good, Bad and Ugly wine. Not worth the price I paid but it was for a great cause. Both of Glenda's parents died of cancer and my Mom had cancer so we felt good about helping the cause. The auction bidding brought in over $11,000. Events continue tonight and we should know the total on Monday morning at the Coffee and Donuts weekly informational meeting.
The theme of Cancer Week
The South Dakota basket
The evening before the auction there was a luminary display for those who had survived cancer or succumbed to it and a moment of silence.
Our luminaries for family
Luminary "Pink Ribbon" display
Today we participated in the Cancer Walk. Registration started at 9 am in the parking lot in front of the Resort office. A course had been mapped out with one loop of 2 1/2 miles with an option to do two loops at 5 miles total. Glenda and I did the two loops. It was a great turn out for the event.
Walkers begin to gather
Cancer survivors photo
We had planned on going to a social tonight but Glenda is coming down with a cold and not feeling her best so we are at home, watched a movie and some TV.
It has been a great week for cancer awareness and we're glad we had the opportunity to help make a difference. The weather was perfect and I think the total will be higher than last year. I'll let you know next time.