2018 will mark my 21st year of walking to fight against breast cancer and I thank you for joining in the battle.
By the end of 2017, I walked 29 events. That means 1740 miles (ignoring training miles) and over $90,000 raised for the cure with your help. In 2018 , I have signed up to walk again..... Seattle in Sept (see http://www.the3day.org/goto/PeggyPaulSeattle2018) and San Diego in November.... Why? Because our work is not yet done, so I walk some more.
I am quite blessed to have the physical ability to walk these walks. Quite honestly, I would do it again and again if I could take chemo or radiation away from one person by doing that...the list of women who I am walking for grows every year.....and so I walk! Because the survival rate is high for these women because of early detection and the many advances over the 20 years that we have been walking.
Each 3-Day event involves covering 60 miles on foot over 3 days with thousands of women and men who are committed to creating a world without breast cancer. During each of the walks, I am energized by the world of kindness that prevails and by the real heroes I get to walk and camp with every day. So, as long as I am able, I will be walking to state quite firmly that breast cancer CANNOT and WILL NOT win this battle! In doing so, I honor the courage of all those battling the disease; I celebrate the shortened lives of those who have lost the battle to breast cancer; And I share the hope that we can reduce and eventually eliminate the number of women who have to fight the battle. I invite you to join me in a bold statement against this disease. You can do in many ways, including:
* Reminding all of the women who are important to you about the vital importance of early detection. It is the only current hope.
* Keeping the walkers, the survivors and the victims in your prayers and/or positive thoughts.
* Joining me/us on one of the walks. The Wild Women Walking for a Cure team is an amazing group of women and men, girls and boys who are a delight to train and walk with. We welcome newbies and returnees every year.
* Making a contribution to the cause. Proceeds will be going to breast cancer research, treatment and awareness programs through Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of the world's leading cancer organizations.
I need to raise at least $4600 so any and all contributions help. You can make a donation online using the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page ... or if you would prefer to write a check, just send me a donation (checks made payable to "Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure") and I will take it from there. Thanks so much for joining me in this important fight! Every mile and every dollar makes a difference!
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