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, October 12, 2008

My Training Walk Story

It seems like everyone training for the 3 Day has some weird training walk story. Melissa has several. She's had water balloons thrown at her, beer cans thrown at her, and she's been bitten by a dog. She also trains in a ghetto neighborhood so that might explain some of it. Martie has had a stranger stop and offer her a ride because they didn't realize that she wanted to walk. Well I finally have a story to tell today. Remember in my garage sale post how I mentioned that the community sign was stolen? Well I found it today while I was walking around my neighborhood. Totally random since my neighborhood is 10 miles from Martie's and we live in the fifth largest city in the US. That sign could have gone anywhere. At first I saw it and didn't think much of it. Then I looked again and realized it was a professionally made sign. Most individuals having a yard sale don't have professional signs. I called Martie and asked what the name of her community is. Sure enough it was their sign. I "stole" it back for them. I can't believe someone would steal a garage sale sign but at least they have it back for next year.

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