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.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Margaritaville Event

One of the Arizona 3 Day teams had a fundraiser on August 9th at Margaritaville in West Gate. They had a silent auction, raffle, and dinner. My friend Sandy and I went. It was so much fun. Margaritaville gets pretty crowded so we decided to get there early. We arrived at 5:00 pm and put our name on the waiting list. We were told there was a 15 minute wait but it was more like 30. But that gave us enough time to check out the silent auction and buy raffle tickets. The silent auction required the winner to be present at the end of the evening and we didn't want to wait around so we decided not to bid on anything. There were some great prizes though. I also got to chat with some of the ladies from the team hosting the fundraiser. I train with several of them so it was nice to see everyone when we weren't sweaty during long training walks. We also got to see the Pink Ribbon Tour which is a pink fire truck and a group of fire fighters who travel the country to promote breast cancer awareness. We finally got a table in the restaurant and enjoyed some Cheeseburgers in Paradise. Very yummy! On Monday, Sandy and I both found out that we won raffle prizes. We don't know what we won though. I will let you know what we won after I pick them up.

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