YEE HAW! Texas I am Coming Back!
This will be walk #16! When I began this journey in 2010 I wasn't sure if I would ever walk a 3 Day again. I was home less than a week and had already regisered for 2011. However, that year I decide to take on two cities. One was Dallas. I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. I have tons of friends in Dallas, and it was a WONDERFUL way to make an impact and see old friends! 2012 I walked two cities again. 2013 I walked one. My dad got sick with cancer. My focus was on him. In 2014 I walked all seven cities. I had lost my father the year before to cancer. He was the second parent I lost to cancer. The first my mother in 2004. She is the reasn I began this journey.
And what a journey it has been! I have seen many cities, met many people, made many memories, and have learned a great deal about myself. People ask me ALL the time "You do What?" "You raise how much?" "Why would you do that?" Below are the answers
1. I walk 60 miles over three days. When I began I couldnt walk a block. I camp out for two nights in a little pink tent. I eat in a big dinning tent. I shower in the back of a semi. I laugh, I cry, and I got cheered on by complete strangers (which I love). All and all it is three days away from the real world. It is three days where I, feel as if, I am making a difference.
2. Each person who participates as a walker is REQUIRED to raise $2,300 to be a walker. Year to date WE (I couldnt do this without my supporters) have raised $34,500. And we arent done yet. The hope is to see that total bumped up by an additional $2,300 after this years event.
3. This is the hardest to answer. It use to be easy to answer. I walked for my mom. After my firs event it became more than 50 people. Now it is hundreds. Some are close friends. Some are friends of friends. But I also walk for my daddy who I lost in 2013, and for my sister, who is a SURVIVOR! I walk for myself, and for my other family members. I have three daughters so of course I walk for them. I walk so there are more birthdays celebrated. More first dances celebrated. More kisse shared, and more I love you's whispered. Losing a loved one is NEVER easy. Having lost both my parents to cancer, I take this fight very personally.
I hope to make it to Dallas this year. I am getting old y'all. My body isnt what it use to be, but I would love the chance to hit the streets of Dallas again! Donations may be made in any amount (to donate online though it has to be $5 or more), and any donation over $20 is able to be split up into four equal payments. Remember nothing is to little and don't forget everything is BIGGER in Texas!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read my page, and get to know me better! I appreciate the tme you have given me! Together I know we can find a cure, and "Everyone deserves a lifetime."