Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis - Our walk to support our daughter, Ali.

This weekend was the "Silicon Valley Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis" walk to help raise money to fight these diseases. As some of you might know, my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 4 years, and so this walk meant a lot to our family. My wife decided that it would be fun to make team shirts for our family and friends. And so was the beginning of "Ali's Crohnie Crew".

We got together in our backyard and took a team photo before heading off for the walk.

Here is Ali with her boyfriend, Marc.

And Ali and my wife, Annette, being goofy.

Here are my wife, my daughter and our best friend, Tracey, who made it all happen. .

We got to the park in downtown San Jose a little early so all the kids found a shady spot to hang out. I rearranged them a bit, and created this perfect photo opportunity.

I was standing by my son and saw the reflection in his sunglasses. I asked Ali and her friends to come over by Connor, and took this shot. (Photographer's note: Always do your best to find creative ways to shoot group shots. This makes the photo different from your standard old group shot, and it will be more memorable.)

After a while the walk got started and we were off trekking around downtown San Jose.

Everyone was positive and having a good time. The collective group raised more than $110,000 which will go to finding for a cure for these diseases.

I was walking with everyone when I saw the "San Pedro Square" sign and thought that this was a perfect shot. I quickly ran a little way down the street and shot this "Abbey Road" type of shot.

Crossing the finish line...

They had a great band playing for the walkers.

A view of the fountains downtown. After walking around the city, I realized that I need to venture into San Jose to take more photos. Wow! This city has changed a lot since I went to college here in the 80s.

After everything was done, we headed back to the cars...

...and we ran into Connor's friend, Nate, who was heading to his prom. The poor guy and his date had to pose with all of us before making a fast break for the dance! Oh...we love to traumatize people! :)

Ali and the rest of the Cable family would like to thank all of you who donated to this cause. We were completely overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends and co-workers. Just like Ali, you are all amazing!


Linda said...

A beautiful and inspiring post and photos!

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