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Our Second Sunday

Today, Sunday the 23rd of July, was an amazing day. Students volunteered at the 10th annual Tri for a Cure--Maine's all women triathlon. This year alone, athletes raised $1.98 million for breast cancer research. After filling up on donuts and coffee and dressing in neon yellow volunteer shirts, students spread out along the course to help however and wherever they were needed. They were directing swimmers, working the water stations, and cheering on bikers. Despite the early wake up call and hot weather, students acted with enthusiasm, graciousness, and all around good attitudes. It was an absolute joy seeing them support such a worthy cause and I was very impressed. More importantly, the athletes were extremely appreciative. It was an emotional and powerful experience.


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Students cheering on runners


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The lovely Anita watching the swimmers

 

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Oskars and Lauris helping with the water station


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Volunteers preparing for the day! (They were happier than they look)


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Racers before the start of the triathlon.



Later, we headed to the Maine Mall for some rest, shopping and dinner. Everyone was glad to unwind and have time to make some purchases for family and friends back home. One of our students, lovingly known as "G" found time for a haircut.  At the food court, most chose to eat "traditional American food" including bacon covered hamburgers and knock off Chinese. Everyone sat together eating dinner and catching up on their day. The community amongst the students is wonderful to see.

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Egils and Andre relaxing with a massage.

 

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Roberts enjoying his french fries.


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David's dumpling!

 

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A fidget spinner and a burger? Jasper is happy.


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Egle & Vilte smiling bright!

 

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G getting his haircut at the mall.

I cannot believe we are headed into our last week. As always, there are many adventures to come! We will be sure to check in soon.

 

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Kate

 

Check on more info on Tri for a Cure here: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/23/tri-for-a-cure-raises-2-million-to-fight-cancer/

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