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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wal-Mart Fundraiser

My team scheduled a canning fundraiser at Wal-Mart about a month ago just in case we hadn't met our goal. Thankfully we all either met our goal or we were really close so there wasn't a lot riding on this fundraiser. We claimed our space in front of Wal-Mart (at least 15 feet away from the entrance) and set up our table, chairs, and sign. Selena, Martie, Melissa and I all came out to raise money and support Breast Cancer Awareness. We handed out pamplets, bracelets, beads, and stickers. We came away with $11 dollars and 1 dozen donuts and some sodas after 2 hours. We probably could have done better if we were more outgoing but we were exhausted after the 18 mile walk on Saturday and part of the 15 mile Sunday walk. It was fun hanging out with my teammates though. I am looking forward to hanging out with them some more on the 3 Day.

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