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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poker Face

I received my first donation through my website today. It was from my sister Erika. Thank you Erika! You rock!

I receive another generous offer today. Patricia wants to organize a poker tournament and donate the proceeds to my 3 Day walk. Woohoo! I can definitely use all the help I can get. So many people have been supportive of my efforts. I feel blessed to know them.

I have another update on the volleyball tournament. We already have 20 people signed up to play. It has only been a week since we started publicizing it and we still have one month to go before the tournament.

The benefit luncheon is coming along too. It looks like May will be a big fundraising month. Here are the events planned so far:

May 1 Poker Tournament
May 7 Benefit Luncheon
May 14 Volleyball Tournament

1 comment:

Erika said...

I have a few ideas for fundraising:

1. Silent Auction - maybe at the luncheon
2. Wine tasting - see if a local winery or grocery store will donate or host
3. They do flamingo flocking in Austin - You can either donate to flock someone for a day or the flockee has to pay to have the flamingos removed. This might work for desks at work (see Oriental Trading)
4. Check out this website:
I love the "Bakeless Bake Sale" idea

Good Luck! I will keep looking.