Over three days this November, I will be walking 60 miles in the Arizona Breast Cancer 3-Day. This walk will be much more than “just a walk” – it will be raising money to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

Over the next several months, I will be spending many, many, many hours in training (By the time the walk starts, I will have logged enough miles to take me from Phoenix to my hometown of Houston!

I have committed to raising $2,200 to participate in this walk. Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to help me achieve this goal. I’ll be doing all the walking...all you need to do is follow this link to my fundraising headquarters to submit your contribution.

You may know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and I would be proud to walk in her honor as well. Please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment with their name. I will create a ribbon just for them and attach it to my backpack.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for all women, and the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55. Both its cause and the means for its cure remain undiscovered. I’m taking on this challenge to do something big that will help raise awareness and help in finding a cure.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope that you’ll share in this incredible adventure with me. Please leave comments or email me (txaggie02@hotmail.com) if you have any questions.

Monday, March 24, 2008

And Then It Came To Me

I made the cupcakes pictured above and gave them to my co-workers for a donation. I enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes. The donations are just an added bonus. I realize I won't be able to reach my fundraising goal by only doing this though. While I was at the gym walking on the treadmill I thought of another fundraising idea. I can host a benefit luncheon and sell tickets. All profit will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I need to start planning the logistics and recruiting help soon. I thought about some options in my head and how this might work. It made my walk go by so fast. Before I knew it I had completed 5 miles.

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