PLEASE JOIN ME IN MY CONTINUING FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure
Here I go again -
Last year I took an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer!
Being a walker in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure was a
life changing experience for me. I wish I could tell you about
everything I saw and heard and felt. There was unexpected humor like
the sign on one of the tents that read "Yep, these are fake. My real
ones tried to kill me." There were women in their 80's walking with
their daughters, women wearing their scars and their bare heads
proudly, people on the street handing out cool drinks cheering us on.
It still makes me tear up just thinking about it all. I have committed
to do the 3-Day for the Cure again this year. In fact, I have made a
personal commitment to participate in the Walk for as many years as I
am able or until they find a cure. So, this October, I am going to
walk 60 miles over the course of three days. I am going to laugh and
love and cry and share, and I can't wait!
Please join me in the battle to continue this fight. Do it for those
that you love. Do it to honor and remember those who can't fight the
fight on their own. I am walking to honor my mom, my friends, and for
those who are, at this moment, fighting for their lives. Everyone
deserves a lifetime!
Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure? are
invested in breast cancer research and community programs. Last year I
saw the proof that these are not just frivolous words. I passed a woman
standing on a sidewalk holding up a sign that read "Thank you! A Susan
G. Komen-funded mammogram saved my life." That really hit me hard.
The look of gratitude and the hope, in that survivor's face, told me I
was doing the right thing, that what we are all doing had helped make
a difference in her life.
So, I am walking again. Please join me in the fight. Together we can
make a difference in someone's life.
Thank you for your time, your love and your support!!!
Welcome to My Blog!
Hi! Two days left to go. Let's see, I only have a million things to do and one day to do them in. So what else is new? I am sure I am going to drive Jeff crazy with the fashion dilemma of how to layer for 60 degree mornings and mid-70's afternoons. Does this raincoat make me look fat??????? No matter what, we are going to walk 60 miles, rain or shine, and be happy to be doing it. Some of you have given me names you would like me to include on the ribbons. If anyone else would like to e-mail me any names, now's the time! My e-mail is email@example.com. Jeff and I are so excited about this weekend. It means a lot to us personally and I can't thank you enough for making it possible for me to participate in the Walk. Be sure to log on to http://the3day.org, go to "Spectator Info" and then you can click on to a "Live Tour" of our route. People will be posting pictures daily. Hopefully, I will have time at the end of each day to download pics on to Facebook. If I don't, I will certainly do it when I get back. Thank you again for all you've done. Your love, support and prayers are priceless to me and to everyone who has a stake in this cause. God bless you and the ladies you love!!!!!!!!
by Windy Labas on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 @ 9:21 AM CT
I can hardly believe it's almost here. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!! The plan is to eat well, bump up the hydration and get tons of rest. I'm going to need it!! The weather looks like it is going to be about 10-15 degrees cooler than last year. That will make the walking a lot easier to handle. The 3-Day website has all of the info for where the cheering stations are and the place and time for the closing ceremony. If you have time, it would be great to see you along the walk or at the closing ceremony (don't forget your kleenex). And, finally, another huge thank you for your generosity. I have made my personal goal and that would have never happened without you. You are the reason I am walking and I will think of each of you every mile, every day. If you have anyone you would like me to list on the "remember me" ribbons, please let me know by Thursday. I would be honored to do that for you. Peace and prayers!!!!!!!!!!
by Windy Labas on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 @ 8:25 PM CT
Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!! Please give yourselves a huge pat on the back. Thanks to your incredible generosity, I have made my mandatory minimum fundraising goal today. You all rock!!!!!!!!!!! I am even more motivated, if that's possible, to make it to my personal goal of $3,300.00. Jeffie is excited about walking with me too for the first two days. I told him that if he registers for next year's walk and we raise $5,000.00 I will sleep in the Boob Camp with him. Lord help us all if he actually does it. That may be the photo opportunity of a lifetime. He is as passionate about supporting me in the Walk as I am about participating. That really helps on those mornings when I get up at 4:50 a.m. for a training walk. Might need my raincoat tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed. Thanks again for caring about breast cancer and supporting me in the fight. It's for your moms, your daughters, your grandmas, aunts, sisters and your friends. Let's keep walking... God bless you and all the ladies you love.
by Windy Labas on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 @ 11:49 AM CT
Hi! I am really getting excited about the Walk. I am making progress towards my minimum fundraising goal thanks to you!!! There are only a few weekends left for training walks. It is supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow morning in Gainesville (UF vs. Alabama) and I can't wait to take a nice long walk and not have to endure the heat and humidity of Sarasota. Maybe I'll "run" into a couple of 'Bama fans. LOL! I made the mistake of showing Jeff a picture of one of the campsites and a sign the girls had put on their tent. It said "Welcome to the 3-Day Boob Camp". Now I know why he keeps telling me that he wants to stay at the camp. NOT!!!!!!!!!! Those poor girls wouldn't get any sleep with all that snoring going on. A couple of days ago there was a really nice article in the Sarasota paper about the team I joined this year. You can check it out at http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110927/ARCHIVES/109271016/0/todayspaper. They are an awesome group of people. As of yesterday, Walking In Sunshine has raised over $124,000.00 for this walk. This is a testament to their passion for this cause and to the generosity of the people that support us. God bless you and thank you for your love, support and prayers!!
P.S. GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Windy Labas on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 @ 6:52 AM CT
Hi! I have really been remiss in keeping everyone updated through my blog. Sorry!!! I joined a new team this year named "Walking In Sunshine". What a passionate group of ladies and gentlemen. I have done a few training walks with them and look forward to the 18 mile one coming up in a few weeks. I have been doing most of my training on my own. Of course, the hardest part always seems to be the fundraising. Gratefully, even in these tough economic times, my friends and family seem to find a way to help me make my fundraising goal of $2,300.00. Last year I raised $3,100.00 and hope to at least equal that but I have a ways to go, fiscally and physically. Last year was a life altering experience and I am so excited about participating again this year! My personal walker-stalker (aka my hubbie) will be with me the first two days. He is always my biggest cheerleader! Hope you will stay tuned for future updates! Thank you for your generosity to such an awesome cause!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Windy Labas on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:37 AM CT
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