I have taken on an incredible challenge. On August 13-15, 2010, I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me.
It's for an event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Net proceeds are invested in breast cancer research and community programs. Komen for the Cure works hard to build a future without breast cancer and I plan on raising $2,500 to help bring us closer to that goal.
Please consider making a donation to help me reach this goal. If you can't give this amount all at once, you can spread it out over four months, using the payment plan option, if you donate online at The3Day.org. Please also ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift.
I will be walking in Memory of two women who died from breast cancer, Susan A. Johnson and Sandy E. Garvaglia,. I am walking for Amy Garvaglia who was diagnosed with breast Cancer in 2009 and in Honor of Linda Forgacs, a breast cancer survivor.
I am pleased and proud to be walking with my daughter Irene who is coming from Minnesota to be my walking partner. While none of the women in my family have suffered from breast cancer. I had a scare eight years ago and Irene this year, when we both discovered a lump! Thankfully it was a benign cyst that was aspirated. However, it did make us wonder about the one in eight women in the U.S. who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day for the Cure. Because everyone deserves a lifetime.
To make a donation on line, simply go to http://www.the3day.org/ and go to the "Donate to a Participant". If you don't want to donate online, go to the same web site and download and print a donation form from the "Donate" button at the top of the page and mail it to the address on the form. Or you can call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fund raising goal by July 31st so don't delay!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your support.
P.S. Don't wait. Donate today!
For more information about the Susan G.Komen 3-Day for the Cure or Susan G. Komen
for the Cure, visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY.