I was in a walk for breast cancer that took place in Prospect Park at Brooklyn. It was my first time to join such a big gathering. I did not know how much amount of money it had raised for those breast cancer patients, I did not know it helped or not actually, I was just glad to give a hand to those patients.
I am a person who doesn’t like contributing to society, first I got the request to engage a community service project, I was thinking to treat it as one of my school assignment. My group member scheduled everything before notifying me, at that moment I was thankful for his help.
The walk was extremely long, to me… It was about four miles, fortunately I finished the entire distance with my group, which many people gave up at the meantime. We spend almost three hours, sweaty, tired, thirsty and hungry. The only award for us was a bottle of water. I have heard some other voluntary walks held couple years ago, people who finished the entire distance would be provided cupcake or donuts. I understand the circumstance in United States at this moment, and the organization held this kind of walk was recommendable, and also people who voluntarily to join this walk were so great. Most of them did not have a community service project, but they came without any complains.
This project inspired me to rethink myself. I should no longer be selfish, our society needs love, we have to give out love one another. Next time I join community service, I will never treat that only as my school assignment, but to do that with passion and love.