Who would have thought that when I said "I'll walk too!" in 2011, that I would still be walking in 2018. Yes, that's right, I am joining the rest of my Philadelphia team, Fugawi Tribe, walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. This will be my 8th walk but my 11th event.
In all the years I have participated, I have met the most truly incredible women and men, survivors, family members of survivors, and family members of people that have been taken by this awful disease, breast cancer. I have laughed with them, and cried with them, trained with them, and walked 60 miles with them.
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.
I can't do this without you! I can do the training that is required to prepare, and I can walk the 60 miles, but I need your help to raise the $2300 to be able to participate. My favorite quote from Helen Keller is "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much", please consider making a donation today.
Yes, 60 miles sounds like a long way to walk! Yes, $2300 is a lot of money, espically in this economy! These are also some intimidating numbers...1.4 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year, and 456,000 people worldwide die each year. Breast cancer does not discriminate, it affects women and men, young and old, all races and nationalities. Whether you realize it or not, you do know someone that has been affected by breast cancer...we all do.
Please support me as I take on an incredible challenge to make an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. 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. In 2016, Komen announced a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why I’m walking, and raising money—to make that goal a reality.
Please join me in this fight!