Sunday, March 22, 2009

Breast Cancer 3-Day

I have decided to do something "crazy."

I have never been much of an athlete. I call myself a runner, but I must admit that I am certainly not hard core. I will run 2-3 miles a day when the weather is nice, and only in the summer (coldness and darkness do not encourage exercise!).

It is probably surprising, therefore, that I have just signed up to walk the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 3 day, 60 mile walk supporting breast cancer awareness, research, and education. 1 out of every 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, approximately 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Together, we can make a difference. I am one of those people who firmly believes in the power of ONE--one person helping, serving, touching, educating--to make a difference. If we all do a little bit, then it begins to equal A LOT.

My committment to walking the Breast Cancer 3-Day includes a fundraising goal to help in the efforts to STOP breast cancer. My fundraising goal is $3,500. I MUST raise $2,300 in order to walk. Please visit my personal fundraising page to learn more about why I am walking and what this is all about. I hope you will consider supporting me financially. I also covet your encouragement and prayers.

Click here to visit my personal page or click on the link at the top of my blog to donate on my behalf.