8.29.2008

i'm walking!

I'm walking the Breast Cancer 3-Day! I've always wanted to participate in this extraordinary event, but never seriously pursued it until Amber recently asked me if this is an event I would consider doing. Without hesitation, I excitedly replied, "Yes!"

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is an event where participants sign up to walk 60 miles over 3 days while raising money that goes to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The National Philanthropic Trust. While many participate to support and honor a loved one, I have actually never been directly affected by this terrible disease. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, more than 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. This is why I'm walking - I hope to never be affected by this disease.

I am so excited to honor those who have been affected and also support the research being done that will hopefully lead to a cure one day. Together, Amber and I have formed a team named "Bloggers for Healthy Hooters". We'll celebrate our hope for a cure and our love for pink {in tutus, no less} for 3 exciting and inspiring days in San Diego in November.

As Amber mentioned on her blog, training and fundraising go hand-in-hand. You'll see to the left that I'm keeping track of the number of training miles I've walked {at this point, I've only walked about 5 miles; clearly, I've got a long way to go}. In addition, if you'd like to make a monetary donation, you can click on the 3-Day widget also to the left and it will guide you directly to my/our fundraising page.

Lastly, if you or a loved one has been affected by breast cancer, please let us know and we'll honor them with a pink ribbon that we'll add to our 3-Day walk gear.

Thank you in advance for your support as we embark on this very exciting journey!

10 comments:

That Girl said...

Good luck to both of you! You're going to be great walking partners!

emily said...

we're doing 4 miles every nite again these days...you're welcome to join us...even though that doesn't really put a dent in 60 in 3 days! keep up the good work!

~ Jolene said...

what a wonderful thing you're doing. I will be sure to donate for this amazing cause (just waiting on pay day :) but in the meantime, I would love it if you honored my brother-in-law's sister, who he just lost to breast/brain cancer in June of this year. Her name is Laura. Thank you for doing this...I figure if they find a cure for breast cancer, they will find a cure God willing for ALL cancer. xoxo

Kay said...

very cute!! that haircut looks great on you =)

kristi said...

cute hair! just in time for your b-day =). hope genelle is good.

amber said...

yay us! :D

wan-nabe said...

wait - you crazy girls are walking in TUTUS??

i love you both so much more right now.

R said...

I think you guys are doing something amazing. The tutus are icing on the cake! :)

Lilcee said...

that's awesome. I've always wanted to do this but never thought I would walk more than 1 mile/day.

Wish you both the best of luck on training.

Breast Cancer 3-Day said...

Congratulation on making the commitment to walk! Best of luck with your fundraising and training.