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, August 6, 2008

100 Days to Go!

I received an email today stating that phase I of the online check-in for the 3-Day is now open. This phase opens 100 days prior to the 3-Day. I can't believe there are only 100 days left. I am excited but also nervous. My training is going really well so I think I will be ready but 60 miles in 3 days definitely makes me nervous. I also have some fundraising left to do. I still need to raise around $500 to be able to walk. I have some fundraisers that I am planning for the next few months. I am doing a Pampered Chef catalog show in August. I am going to be auctioning off some donated art on Ebay. Martie is going to help me with this and we are going to split the donations. Our team is planning a kick ball tournament. I am looking forward to that. It sounds like so much fun! I also might be having a Bunco tournament. Martie is having a Bunco tournament later this month so if her's turns out well then I might have one too.

There is still a lot to raise and a lot of miles to walk but I will hopefully complete these goals in the next 100 days.

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