i did breast cancer in 1997 - if i can do that and 21 years later still be as orny as ever then i can do another 60 miles!! 7 in 7 years is easy and i know many others have done it too so 8 can't be all that bad!!! 60 miles is a piece of cake in the grand scheme of things...and certainly a walk in the park compared to the many many stories and the many many people i know personally who have made this journey thru breast cancer - some coming out the other side to tell about it and some not.
but because we have to continue to make this journey at ALL will NEVER be aceptable to me in any form or fashion. there is no excuse why this disgusting, maiming disease should still be on anybody's radar...it should be done and conquered and put away on a shelf with a "remember when" on the label - but unfortunately, we are just not there yet.
so...i consider every single day a blessing, i remember those i have known and lost, i celebrate those that have come thru the journey and continue on with their lives and i give back the best i can for the last 21 years of my life because i continue in my gratitude to be here.
won't you consider supporting this old woman's 8th walk as part of the 3-day. this will mark 480 miles i have walked in an official 3-day capacity - a million miles of training and i can't count the number of pairs of shoes and socks i have abused.
there is no amount toooooo small and certainly NEVER an amount tooooooo big and i am honored and humbled by every single donation i receive and every single donor's name goes with me for a walk thru Dallas in my hat band.
thank you for your support over the years - because of all of you - i have passed the $50,000 mark for donations supporting my tired feet and you all have lifted me up over countless toenails being lost and blisters...you have given me backbone and the kick in the butt i needed to "get it done" and i am forever grateful!!!