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.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Training Walk & Fundraiser

Last weekend I led two training walks. We walked four miles on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we had 12 people come out and Sunday there were 6. I enjoyed meeting other 3 Day walkers. I think I'm going to have a great group of people to train with. I hope everyone continues to come to the training walks.

Leap's will be donating 25% from last weekend's sales to my walk. Since our training walk group met up at Leap's I was able to kill two birds with one stone. I don't know the weekend's total yet. I've been super busy with work lately that I haven't made it back to pick up the donation. I hope to get it tomorrow morning.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Great blog! From what I've read, it seems you live somewhere near me. Do you go to the YMCA on Litchfield Rd?? It would be great to have a training partner at the gym.