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.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Lots of Donations

I went to the Litchfield Park Arts and Culinary Festival this weekend. I brought my fundraising letters with me and asked the vendors if they would donate items that I could use in a raffle or silent auction to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I received lots of really cool items. Take you so much to all the people who donated. I will post photos soon of the items with the artist's names and links to their websites. I also want to thank Office Max for your making copies of my fundraising letter and donation form. Your generosity is definitely appreciated. I am learning so much about fundraising for non-profits through this experience. If anyone has suggestions for fundraising do's and don'ts please leave me a comment. I can use all the help and advice that I can get.

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