Saturday, January 20, 2007

Walking the Walk

I have taken leave of my senses. In the fall of 2005 I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer up in NYC. It changed my life - I will spare you the sappy details. When I embarked upon the journey to do that walk, I thought it was something I'd do once. I wondered about the people doing it who had already done it several times. Post walk - no more wondering. (Here's a shot of me at the closing ceremony in 05. I'm the one in the pink shirt.) So this year, no longer pregnant, I didn't just register to do a walk. I didn't just choose a 3-Day instead of a 2-Day. I volunteered to captain a team for my company. Now I'm committed to the rigorous training and the fundraising for myself as well as organizing training walks and fundraising events as well as helping maintain the excitement for an entire team. We already have 13 people who've enthusiastically said they'll join either as walkers or crew members. Some have already started training. The walk isn't until Oct. 12-14th.

This is the paragraph in which I shamelessly abuse my blog to beg you, gentle readers, for help. Yes, I will craft a carefully worded letter that explains why so much money needs to be raised for this cause. I will send it to everyone I know. But I think all of you already realize how important this cause is. For my part, I don't want to outlive a daughter because she succumbed to breast cancer, as both my grandmothers had to. And I don't want my daughters to lose their mother to this awful disease, as 7 of my cousins did. Please help put an end to breast cancer once and for all.

The 3-Day is sponsored by the Susan G Komen Foundation, one of the most reputable groups funding breast cancer research today. So you know if you make a donation to them, it will help either save the life of someone you know that's already fighting breast cancer or maybe even spare someone you love from developing the disease. To help me reach my goal to raise at least $2,200.00 please go here and make a donation. Then give yourself a little hug. You deserve it. If you can't give, and you can't do a walk, I'd love it if you just cheered me on. Know someone else that might want to make a donation? Send them this post! Thank-you!!!

1 comment:

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Thank-you Sybil, Anni and Heather for your amazingly prompt support! I started training this weekend and your donations provided me with just the urging I needed to get my very sore self out of bed for another training session this morning.