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, October 3, 2008

Still Going Strong

I'm almost finished with week 7 count down and I'm still going strong. I've been so blessed to not experience any injuries yet. Knock on wood! This weekend will definitely be a big test with 17 miles on Saturday and 13 miles on Sunday. I'm scared but I will let you know how it turns out. I signed up for two official training walks so that should motivate me to get out of bed both days. If you are training for the 3 Day and need motivation or if you are thinking about doing the 3 Day next year I definitely recommend participating in the official training walks or becoming a training walk leader. I don't think I would have done half the walks if I had to do them by myself.

In other news my medical form has been reviewed and cleared so I am now able to complete the final phase of check-in. It looks like I really am going to do this walk.

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