Posted by: lizardeyephoto | April 25, 2011

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Savannah and The Conspirator Opening weekend

The weekend of April 15th was a big one for me.  Not only was it the national opening for The Conspirator, which I was an extra in, but it was also the weekend of the Savannah Affliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

The Conspirator was a big deal for me because I was on a committee of four who helped organize the week’s festivities with the Savannah Film Office as well as our own event. On Monday, we had a special cast and crew screening sponsored by the film office and the American Film Company. It was great and we had a super fun party afterwards at Spanky’s. It was a great turn out and I am so glad to have this extended family of awesome people to call my friends.

On the 15th, my best friend from way back 20 years ago, Jordan, came to town to participate in the Susan G. Komen events. Jordan is a two year breast cancer survivor and she is amazing! We got to go to the Survivor reception the night before the race and Paula Deen was there to speak to the crowd. We made it our mission to have our picture taken with her before we left and we did! She was very nice and gracious and it was a great opportunity to get another brush with fame that weekend!

Since I am the Survivor of the Month Coordinator, we had a set up on race day and the day before where people could nominate survivors that were exceptional and I will get to photograph them and write articles about them throughout the year. The display we created got us enough to have a survivor every month for the rest of the year even if no one else gets nominated! It was a success!!

We were also joined by my parents, on Friday, who came to visit and also walk in the mile portion of the event. It was great to see them as well! We had some good quality time wandering around downtown and seeing friends!

These are just some of the photos from everything that happened.

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