This fall, Ryan and I are taking on a big challenge. We are going to walk 60 miles (yes, really!) over the course of three days in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in San Diego, California. Those of you who know us well know that there must be a really good reason that we would volunteer to exercise this much, and there is. It’s to raise money for a cause that’s very near and dear to our hearts, to help end breast cancer. I also turn the big 4-0 this fall and decided this would be a great way to celebrate! Celebrating 40 by walking 60 miles? Yep. I've jumped fire (twice) in a Warrior Dash so this seemed like a worthy follow up.
Personally, we are walking in memory of loved ones that we have lost to breast cancer, in support of those fighting, and in celebration of those who have won the fight! In 2011, we lost Ryan's stepmom, Nancy, to breast cancer. Nancy was full of life but was taken at age 52. Those of you that knew her can probably recall her laugh and the positive outlook she had to everything in life. I also think of one of my college sorority sisters, Kelly, who lost her battle to breast cancer at the heartbreakingly young age of 35. Those who remember Kelly will remember her caring spirit and her love of books (and the Dave Matthews Band). This spring, we will be putting a Little Free Library in our yard (in remembrance of Kelly and her love of books) for our neighborhood to enjoy. Unfortunately, I think all of us have a connection to breast cancer.
And so we'll be lacing up our tennis shoes, going on training walks, and most importantly, asking for money! Because it’s your donations that will help fund the research and the treatment that will make a difference. Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.
Would you please consider helping me by making a donation of $60? That's $1 for every mile on the walk. No donation is too big or too small. You can also help by sharing this post on social media using the links below.
While the 3-Day is not until November, our goal is to raise $5,000 (that means $2500 for both Ryan and me), so we're getting started now. You can help! CLICK HERE to go to my personal fundraising webpage.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Over the next 8 months, we'll be blogging about training, fundraising and events we will be hosting.
This is a huge deal for us, and that’s why I’m asking for help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
“Now I see a lot depends on a helping hand from a few good friends” Alice Schertle, Little Blue Truck