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, May 7, 2008

The Lunch Bunch

Today I had a benefit luncheon at work and it went really well. I sold lunch tickets for $10 per person and had 30 people sign up. My plan was to donate the money left over after I paid for food but my co-worker Chris volunteered to buy all the food anyway so I am able to donate the total $300. I got one 6' sub ($29.99) and one 4' sub ($19.99) from a local grocery store. I also bought chips, potato salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad, watermelon, drinks and cookies. I had some people volunteer to bring homemade desserts too. Total cost for food was only $100 and that fed 30 people with tons of leftovers. My co-workers loved it and some asked when I was having the next one. The best part was that this event helped get the word out that I was walking and raising money so in addition to the lunch ticket sales I also received $400 more in online donations. I would like to thank Stephanie and Shana for their help in organizing the event and Erin for helping to get the word out. After the $300 is applied to my fundraising account I will have over $900 towards my $2200 goal.

It's been a long day and I am exhausted so I will post some photos later.

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