Last year the first Seattle Brian Cancer walk was held here on Mercer Island. It’s happening again at the MIHS track on May 30th.
I had the chance to talk with Jim Seeks, a Mercer Island resident who walked last year along with 40-some other people. Jim walked to honor his friend Randy Peterson, also of Mercer Island. Randy’s no longer with us; his wife still lives on the Island. It was Randy’s doctor at Swedish hospital who set up the first walk. Jim now leads Team Randy, a team of Randy Peterson’s friends and associates.
Here’s some of Team Randy making its way around the track, from the gallery on the website:
Another from the gallery: crazy Cranium sent a team, complete with headgear.
The photos show people enjoying themselves, but looking through them it’s obvious that brain cancer has touched the lives of all of them, directly or through family and friends, in a very profound way. This walk is a way to show love and support and fight back.
And it’s a casual affair: you can go as fast or as slow as you want. As Jim said, “There are very few rules and regulations.” That’s my kind of event.
Details: The walk begins at 9:30 am and awards and festivities are at 11:30. In between, you walk or run as many times around the track as you can. More on thier website.