Dear Family & Friends,
As you may already know, in November, I'll be heading down to San Diego to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. It is a 60 mile walk to raise money to help fight breast cancer. As a participant, I am committed to raising $2300 by the end of October. I am currently about 88% of the way there... soooo close!!!!
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day help Komen support the global research program and other mission objectives, while the remaining 25 percent helps Affiliates support local programs including medical assistance, patient navigation and provider education, for example.
Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide.
If you are in any way able, please consider making a donation to this amazing cause! As an added BONUS, for each person who makes a donation of $50 or more, I will walk one of my miles in honor of YOU (or the person of your choice)!!! You can donate online at The3Day.org. Please also consider asking your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift. :-)
Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman. Several of my family members and friends have, at one point, been directly affected by breast cancer. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day®.
To make a donation, go to The3Day.org. Click on Donate and search for my personal fundraising page. If you don’t want to donate online, please contact me directly and I can send you the donation form, which you can then mail. Or you can call 800-996-3DAY and donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by October 30th, so please don’t delay. :-)
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and thank you for your support.
P.S. Don't wait - donate today! Please support me as I take on this incredible challenge.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® isn’t just a 60-mile walk over the course of three days—it’s a journey to the end of breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day® help support Komen’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.