Fundraising is cool. It helps with purpose & providing many with chances my parents didn't have to beat cancer.
Do and give what feels right for you.
This is about awareness and coming together for a greater good. This is about healing and gaining footing to get to a clear solution.
Across the board, I’ve raised over $85,000 for this cause over the last 20 years. And have seen miracles happen.
Maybe Komen isn’t your thing. I can tell you though, people are my thing and I will do my best to show up.
The moments of healing with family, friends (new & old), the support, the stories, the love.
1999-2018 at least one Race for the Cure each year
Now it’s whatever local event is/was happening.The trick was to run first and then go back and walk it again and ask other about their stories.
2001 Walked 60 miles- San Francisco
2006 Walked 60 miles- San Diego
2009 Walked 60 miles- Denver
2010 Walked 60 miles- Denver
(I was given a flag to carry in memory/honor of my dad)
2010 Crewed Pit Stop 1-Washington DC
2012 Walked 60 miles - San Diego
2014 Walked 60 miles- San Diego
Training alone to ride a bike for 80-100 miles over 3 days, in the hills of San Diego and Torrey Pines, to fully be there and support walkers is a way for me to reflect about how alone cancer fighters feel at times.
Plus, those crazy walkers need like-minded happy, loving, support on those 3 long days of walking.
2015 Route Safety- San Diego
2016 Route Safety- San Diego
2017 Route Safety- San Diego
2018 Route Safety- San Diego
2019- missed it due to a 6 week special job with a tremendous young client recovering from disordered eating in Boston.
2021- Route Safety- San Diego
2022- Route Safety- San Diego
2023- Route Safety-Denver, Colorado
2023 – Route Safety- San Diego
Seriously at times, this still doesn’t seem like much but my whole life is dedicated to preventative health & wellness & longevity.
So I want to send love to all with whom I’ve shared these experiences with over the years- my family, the teams, the strangers who aren’t strangers, the walker stalkers and families, oh my gosh so many. Soul sisters and brothers.
Thank you to all working to beat cancer and disease personally and professionally, all who are doing virtual walks this year, all who are fighting the good fight, and so much love to those who are feeling the immense pain and grief that comes with cancer.
God Bless and Thank You for making this world a better place.