My family--3rd day
Again in 2012, I'll be participating in a very special event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.
I'll walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 28 years has been impacted by a Komen for the Cure grant.
As some of you may recall, I walked in the 2011 3-Day with my family and friends. Walking those three days was one of the roughest, most painful things I have ever done, but it was also THE MOST rewarding. Some of you may not know, but I broke my toe a few weeks before the Walk, which made training virtually non-existent and the walk itself a battle of heart over body, but seeing the dedication of everyone involved in the event, meeting new people and especially seeing, meeting and hugging women along the route that came to support our pain while going through battles with breast cancer made every step, every blister, every sore muscle (including muscles I didn't know I had!) more than worth it.
I've agreed to raise at least $2,300 in donations. I've set my personal goal at $2500, so I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at The3Day.org. Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising web page and make a donation. You can also call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone.
I pledged to raise at least $2300 last year, and raised $2349! This year, I hope to raise over $2500. I made this pledge to raise this money and complete this walk in honor of all the important people that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones that have touched my life. This cause became very personal to me when my college roommate was diagnosed a few years ago. She is only a little older than me and all of a sudden she was fighting cancer while raising two young children. I was scared beyond words and at the same time totally amazed by her strength and determination. After I pledged my time to this organization, I have learned of so many more friends that have been impacted, and my determination to raise this money has increased even more. This year, I am walking in honor of my friend and collegue Ashley Snow. We may sit at different tables in the courtroom but I will do everything I can to support her in her fight with this horrible disease. If my contribution to this organization helps families survive cancer, I'll do whatever it takes. Also, if you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer, please let me know and I will walk in honor or memory for them as well. Last year I had a bracelet made with initial charms made to wear for those I walked for. I intend on doing the same this year.
Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about breast cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting me in my fundraising efforts.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Jenny R. Meyers
P.S. Ask your employer if they will double your donation through a matching gift program!