We did it! | Calgary Photographer10.05.09

I am so excited to say that “We did it!”.  Yesterday was the CIBC Run for the Cure that Team Tot Shots participated in.  It was amazing!  This is the first year that I was emotionally able to get involved with this event.  My cousin has participated in my mum’s honour for the past 7 years and I now fully understand why she wanted me to get involved.  I always thought that it would be super sad – in too much of a “public sadness kind of way”(in addition to the fact that I was not a runner and did not see myself being able to even get through that part).  It was an emotional day…it is difficult to see people running for their moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, friends, themselves…, but it also amazing to see how many people were there to support each other because of this common link.  I am so incredibly thankful for the support that I had in getting through this personal challenge.  I am so glad that my cousin allowed me to organize this year as it did give me something to work on and not focus on the sadness part (until all was said and done yesterday).

I also want to thank all of our team’s sponsors…together we raised almost $5700 (so far…a few donations are still rolling in) which I feel is pretty impressive!

Here are a few images from the day…the weather did not cooperate to allow us to get a very “creative” team picture.  I did run with my camera to attempt to capture some of “in the moment” pictures but it was brutally cold…so this is what I got.  You get the idea…depsite the candidness of my shots.  I then hosted the after party at the studio complete with these gorgeous cupcakes that one of my clients made!  If you ever need a cake maker please let me know and I can pass her details on…she is fabulous!

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  1. Jodi Charlesworth { Oct 5, 2009 } Reply

    Congratulations all around! Sounds like a real good humbling experience! Your mom would have been so proud of you and your accomplishments with the day! Give yourself a pat on the back! 🙂

  2. A fellow "cure" runner (jogger)! { Oct 5, 2009 } Reply

    I saw your team in fabulous pink socks running this weekend, and decided to check out “tot shots”. Congrats on your victory – and it’s great to hear your story. The Run For the Cure is an amazing day – rain or shine.. It’s an inspired group fueled by stories like yours… The tears seem to come, but they are tears of hope on this day. It makes a sad day an amazing day to say the least!


  3. Cristina Roberts { Oct 5, 2009 } Reply

    Way to go Jody…and the TotShots team! Be very proud of yourselves as I know many are proud of you.

  4. Congrats congrats congrats!!!! What an accomplishment Jody!! 🙂 So proud of you and so touched by your philanthropy. 🙂

  5. Kathryn Lohr { Oct 6, 2009 } Reply

    Congratulations Jody & Lynn and Team Totshots. Proud of all of you. Love A Kathryn

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