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.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What a day!

I am exhausted! I got up this morning and went to the post office to mail a care package to Chase's friend Aris who is currently serving in the Army in Iraq. Then I went to the YMCA to get in a short workout. I only had time to walk about 30 minutes on the treadmill. They were having an Easter celebration so I had to take part in the concessions and buy a delicious burger. It smelled so good that I couldn't resist. Then I went to my cupcake decorating class at Joann's. We made some really cute cupcakes that would be perfect for a baby shower. I might try to adapt the design to make it less baby so I can sell them as a fundraiser. I also talked to the instructor about a fundraiser idea I have and she thought it would be good and she told me to write something up and talk to the coordinator about getting it on the schedule. Then I came home and walked around the neighborhood for 6 miles. I cooked dinner and also boiled eggs for coloring and making deviled eggs tomorrow. I finally have a chance to sit down and relax. Somehow I was able to get in 8 miles of walking today. Woohoo!

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