This year I will be participating in 2 events which will be my 10th and 11th Event …. So that will be me walking over 120 miles in 6 days… not to mention all the training miles I have and will be accumulating. I will be walking in Philadelphia on September 28th, 29th and 30th. And then again in San Diego on November 16th, 17th and 18th. I have personally raised just over $35,000.00 with the continuous generous support of my family and friends. Our small but mighty group who are “Team Stewie " , combined we have raised over $155,000.00 ( our 6 year team total) towards the fight against breast cancer.
I am reminded daily of the reasons why I do this... my sister Cathy and I walk in our Mom’s memory who passed away in April of 2014, after 18 years of dealing with the aftermath of all the chemo drugs. It breaks my heart to say we now ALSO walk in Arlene’s (Nana) memory she the reason we are "Team Stewie” this time last year she was undertaking her 5th battle with breast cancer... NO ONE should have to fight that hard to stay alive. She left this world a few short months ago…. She was a mom, a wife, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a friend – my friend. She has forever changed me simply because I knew her and loved her. Our Team will be struggling this year without Arlene- but there is nowhere else she would want us to be but continuing the fight for a cure
We walk because we can’t walk away.
I have agreed to raise $4600.00 this year which is the required amount for me to participate in both events but I have a personal goal of $5000.00. I need your help, would you consider making a tax deductible donation toward my fund raising efforts? Please keep in mind how far we are walking and the amount of training needed to complete this journey- but above all the “why” I do this.
I can’t thank you enough for your support and well wishes each year, it means so much to me and so many others.
Everyone deserves a lifetime..... We, together can make a difference in someone’s lifetime.
With love and gratitude,