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, May 18, 2008

A Walk in the Park

I met up with Sarah this morning for a training walk. Sarah is walking the in the Seattle 3 Day with her mom. I believe the Seattle 3 Day is in September. It is interesting to hear about other 3 Day walks. Sarah said the Seattle 3 Day has a lot more hills. She also has to prepare for colder weather and a much higher chance of rain. It rarely rains in Arizona so I am not really worried about it. We walked about five miles around the city park. The weather was really nice this morning. We finished up just before it started to get too hot. I came home and made a fabulous fruit smoothie with strawberries, mango, papaya, and pineapple. It was the perfect treat after a nice walk.

1 comment:

Miles & Memories for Melons! said...

Mmmm. That looks tasty!

Thanks for the encouragement. Isn't it a great thought to know that we are all in this together? :)