Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm Taking a 60-mile Walk

I have decided to take a nice leisurely walk around my neighborhood, and by the way, it is going to be 60 miles long.  No, I haven't gone insane.  I have decided to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure are invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research. The research focuses on decreasing breast cancer incidence and mortality in the next decade. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® works hard to build a future without breast cancer.

Help me reach my goal for the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-Day for the Cure!

I'm personally raising $2,300 to help bring us closer to the goal of a future without breast cancer.  I'm walking on Oct 14-16 in Philadelphia so I have 6 months to train and fundraise.  I'm both nervous and excited about all of this.  Here is a link to my personal fundraising page.  Any amount will help me get closer to my goal, so please give!

I also want to come up with some crafty fundraising ideas.  What great ideas do you all have?

I'm walking for my Aunt Cindy, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She is very special to me because she taught me how to sew when I was 12 years old and this has been a big part of my life ever since.  In a previous post, I wrote about sewing head scarves for her around the holidays.  Read about that here: Head Scarves and Race for the Cure  My parents have also participated in fundraising for breast cancer research in the South Florida Race for the Cure in Cindy's name.  Read more about that here: South Florida Race for the Cure Update.
Me with my Aunt Cindy in her quilt shop

Instead of feeling helpless while Cindy is going through treatment, I want to be able to do something.  I feel like this walk is an incredible way for me to be able to help her and many other women affected by this disease.  One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime.

I'll periodically write posts about my training and fundraising progress.  I hope you will help me through this with words of encouragement and of course, donations :)

1 comment:

  1. That is really fantastic. I think I will look into participating as well. My very dear and favorite aunt passed away four years ago from breast cancer.

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