Back on Track in Tyngsboro Saturday, for a worthwhile cause to remember a great person taken far too soon.
It was the second annual Susan (Scanlon) Bradley Memorial Walk-A-Thon to help fight brain cancer, along with all the other diseases that take far too many of our loved ones.
Props to Sue's daughters, Mikaela Beth and Lauren, who pulled together most of the details for the picture-perfect day. The weather was GLORIOUS, a far cry from last year's chilly temps and wild winds.
Here's the extended Bradley-Scanlon clans proudly wearing their commemorative tees to celebrate the day and Susan's legacy. Color-coordinated, ain't they?
Sue's husband, son and daughters led the walkers out for the hour of exercise on the Academy of Notre Dame track
The track was packed (though it thinned out as the laps racked up)
Mike O'Connell was warning me not to take a picture whilst he and Barry walked arm in arm.
Too late, and now it's on the internet for the world to see.
These guys were ready to run. Or pose for a Power Rangers ad. Not quite sure.
One of these walkers needed a rest. Good thing his granddaughter was there to give him an excuse to stop.
Barry and his ladies
St. Joseph's Regional High School, class of 1982 - me, Darlene (Young) Slates, Mike Cassidy, and Bill Mahoney.
If only Sister Theresa could see us now.
She'd probably still try to have us strip searched.
The E Streeters are always eager to support fund-raising efforts for worthy causes, and this one ranks right near the top. It's a pleasure and an honor to support Sue's memory.
Sue passed away from a Glioblastoma, a type of malignant brain tumor. She was an educator for most of her life, working in the school system for 25 years. The funds raised at the Walk-A-Thon are applied to the Susan Bradley Scholarship set up at NDA.
Anyone interested in donating to the cause can do so at the website: