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, November 2, 2008

Last Long Walks

I just finished the last long training walks before the 3 Day. The plan was to do 18 miles Saturday and 8 Miles Sunday. I ended up walking 15 miles Saturday and 13 Sunday. I attended two official training walks this weekend. Since Saturday was the day after Halloween there wasn't a big turnout for the walk. I only had one RSVP but four people came. None of us were very motivated. As a group we decided to switch the schedule and walk 8 miles Saturday and 18 Sunday. After 8 miles I drove to Tempe to help notify businesses along the route that we would be walking by in two weeks. Most people seemed very excited that we were coming. I was exhausted after the long day of walking. I came home and fell asleep at 7:00 pm. I got up early on Sunday and met with the training group again. We walked 11 miles but then the other ladies had to leave because they had other plans for the day. I went to the Litchfield Arts & Crafts Fair and walked around a little more. The training was productive but I am so tired. I need a vacation to recover from my weekend.

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