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 11, 2008

You Got to Know When to Hold 'Em...

Know When to Fold 'Em...

Saturday night was the poker tournament. It was a BLAST! We played Texas Hold 'Em. It started out with two tables and 50 chips per person. Bets were placed, cards were dealt, and winners were made. CHAP sponsored the event and provided food and prizes. There was a $10 donation per person in order to play. All the donations went to Susan G. Komen for my 3 Day Walk. I was able to add $210 to my 3 Day goal from this event. 1st place received a $30 Best Buy gift card, 2nd place received $20 Best Buy gift card, and 3rd place received a $10 Best Buy gift card. The first person to lose all their chips received a consolation prize. The consolation prize was Cortaid, which was regifted from Craig's Price Is Right debut. I was extremely close to being the first loser and getting the consolation prize but I went all in came out with a 10, J, Q, K, A straight. It was beautiful! Several times I almost lost out but I ended up tying for 4th place. Not bad for a newbie.

After the tournament was over we played some WII and old Nintendo games in Craig's new game room.

Thanks again to Patricia for organizing this event and to Craig to hosting it as his house.

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