Yes, I'm showing way too much leg. And no, I don't care what people think.
For a third year, I am walking 60 miles to show my committment to fighting and erradicating a disease that has severely impacted my family. On past 3 Day walks I have met and talked with many walkers. We all share some direct experience of family, friend or self and a Breast Cancer diagnosis. And yet, it is an experience I look forward to every year, because the atmosphere is intense with optimism and the sense of comroderie is palpable.
Listening to the walkers and support teams tell me how Breast Cancer has effected and affected their lives, I'm amazed & enlightened at the numerous happy stories of survival & remission. Walkers are hopeful, positive and energized to be part of a cause that makes those stories possible!
However, there are still many stories of losing & lost battles. And as long as those stories continue to be told, I will continue to raise money & advocate for awareness, community outreat, medical research, and the ultimate elimination of Breast Cancer. My mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor, my Step-Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor, both my Grandmothers were Breast Cancer Survivors, my Aunt.... lost her battle over 10 years ago.
Life will always go on, but it is so much richer with the people we love around us. For my part have committed to raise $2300. Please donate what you can, because every bit large or small does make a difference. Speak to your employers to find out if they participate in a gift matching program. And if not, perhaps they will! http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Matching_Gifts_2011
Thank you all,