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, June 4, 2008

Training Walk Leader

I am going to be a Training Walk Leader. Woohoo! When I signed up to do the 3 Day I checked a little box on the registration form saying that I was interested in being a training walk leader. I didn't really know what that was at the time. Basically I will plan official training walks and serve as a safety monitor. I can plan as many or as few walks as I want and hold them wherever I want. I think training walks are a great way to meet other 3 Day walkers and find people to walk with so I don't have to walk by myself. I had my training walk leader training today via conference call. I learned a lot of good information about safety. There is a website called roadid.com where you can purchase an id bracelet with emergency contacts an medical info about yourself on it. If you carry a cell phone you should program an ICE (In Case of Emergencies) number in it and first response people will know to call your emergency contact. Hopefully there won't be any emergencies but you should always be prepared. The picture at the top of this post is the training walk leader legacy pin. If I organize 2 or more training walks I will get one of these pins and an orange safety bandanna. I plan to organize my first training walk this weekend.

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