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, May 5, 2008

Fundraising Update

I have completed 20% of my fundraising. WooHoo! But there is still a LONG way to go. Right now I have 3 big events planned for May. On Wednesday is the benefit luncheon. There are about 30 people signed up. After the food is paid for I should be able to add about $200 to my fundraising account. I ordered the sandwiches today and bought soda, chips, and watermelon. I will get the sides and make desserts tomorrow and pick up the sandwiches on Wednesday right before lunch.

Last Friday I solicited more donations for the volleyball tournament from local businesses. Thank you to the following businesses that donated so far:

Johnny Rockets
TGI Fridays
Nik & D's Chicago Style
Pick Up Sticks
Wings & Rings
Green Chili's
Emerald City Smoothie
Hungry Howies

A few more business also said they would donate too. I will update and post the final list soon.

The poker tournament is this weekend. This is sure to be a fun time. Patricia is currently planning all the details.

The first May bake sale also went well. I made chocolate chip cookies which seem to be a hit.

It seems like all the May events are coming together nicely. Thank you to everyone who is helping me plan events, all the donors, and all the participants.

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