As you all know, my life and family has been personally touched by cancer. This year I have made the decision that I need to give back to the community that gave me so much. That’s why I have chosen to take on an incredible challenge. I have decided to take part in the Susan G. Omen 3-Day event this September in Seattle.
This 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.
But cancer has touched more people in my family then just myself. That’s why I joined the Valley Girls and Guys team. This team started as a 3-day fund-raising team but has progressed into a non-profit that raises money to help combat all forms of cancer. Just as my life has been touched by multiple forms of cancer, so have the women and men that walk for a cure.
Valley Girls and Guys offered a variety of services to the community, all geared towards helping fight cancer while supporting the families that are battling it. They have a care house, make donations towards other forms of cancer research, make sure that all women have access to mammograms, and send blankets of hope to those battling cancer. To see all of the services Valley Girls and Guys offers our community, please visit their webpage at www.valleygirlsandguys.org.
As an added bonus, it you donate to my cause prior to March 28, your name can get entered in a raffle to win a Holland America Cruise for Two (Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England). For every $5 donated, your name will get entered into the raffle. So a $200 donation will get you 40 raffle entries. The winner will be chosen at the team’s annual auction on March 30.
Please, I hope you find it in your heart to donate to my team and my cause.