This fall I'll be walking my 3rd 3-Day with my amazing team, Hands Up For Hooters. Since 2015, our team has raised over $550,000 to help in the fight to end breast cancer. I'm so honored to be a part of this group of loving, inspiring, motivational, and hilarious men and women!
Why do I walk? Well, for me it started out as a weight loss/fitness thing, which quickly became a goal-setting thing (I mean, could I really walk 60 miles over the course of 3 days? Yes!). As I told more people about what I was doing, I learned just how many people in my life, and their loved ones, have been affected by breast cancer. The number is devastating. Now, I walk because I can. Because this is one way for me to bring the fight against breast cancer to peoples' attention, for me to help in some small way by raising money for the cause. Since 1982, the Komen organization has funded more than $847 million in research, more than $1.8 billion in screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support, and served millions in over 30 countries worldwide. Their dollars have helped support: 2400 research grants in 49 states and countries; 460 clinical trials; 300 research advocates; 60 partnerships and collaborations; 60 scientific conferences.
The Komen 3-Day is a unique experience; you're surrounded by survivors, families of survivors, families who've lost people to breast cancer, people who are currently fighting breast cancer, and those of us who just don't want to see another person get knocked down by this disease. The way that everyone comes together to walk, raise funds, share stories, cry together, laugh together...it's an unforgettable (and addicting!) experience.
I'm proud to be a Komen walker, and to have the opportunity to make a difference. I hope you'll support me by helping me reach my $2500 goal with your tax-deductible donations. Every little bit helps! If you're interested in joining our team, check out our team page at HandsUpForHooters.com We'd love to have you!