|Posted by Christine Dwyer on November 22, 2011 at 8:50 AM|
What an incredible experience to see Niagara Falls turn white for Lung Cancer Awareness!
I made the just over 5 hour drive out to Buffalo, NY on Wednesday morning and spent the day with my friend Gary doing the touristy thing.
We made our way up to the Falls around 6:30 that evening and stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe to have a celebratory drink. I was stunned at how empty the entire area was. I had been there in July and the crowds were unbelievable. I am not a fan of crowds so to have pretty much the whole park to ourselves was a welcome surprise.
The event itself was slated to begin at 8pm and run for 15 minutes. I don't know what happened but it was a bit late in getting started. There are no words at all to begin to accurately describe the feelings of seeing the rainbow colors slowly fade and be overtaken by pure, bright white. Just stunning. Breathtaking. Bautiful.
What made this night even more special were the hundreds of messages being posted to the Event's page on Facebook, the ones being posted to my personal page, the emails, and the phone calls all letting me know how much this meant to so many. There is nothing that compares to that feeling. I am blessed, honored and so proud to have been able to make this happen.
I found out yesterday afternoon that this event will happen again in 2012~ I was so thrilled to get that news and will again make the trip up to see this happen in person. My heartfelt thanks to the Niagara Parks Department for working with me on this and making this all happen! As things fall into place I will get the details out to everyone. My hope and intent is to make the 2012 event even more special!
I will add this.. If you do visit the area and view the falls at this time if year, DRESS WARMLY! The constant mist and breezes (winds) make it very, very chilly!
I have so much to be thankful for this year and hope that you all have a joyous Thanksgiving!
Before they went White.... Just awesome!