Thursday, February 23, 2006

Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

I have decided to join my daughter Kim and her team, and do the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in August. I started the year with some health issues and vowed to make this year the year where I lose weight, make healthier food choices, and get my body back into shape.

Making the commitment to do this walk will be a huge incentive for me to really work hard to improve my physical body, and also raise money to support this cause. I have a sister in law who just a few weeks ago found a mass in her breast and will be biopsied any day now. My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. My sister's best friend is a breast cancer survivor. A coworker from the post office where I used to work lost her battle to this disease at a very young age. A current coworker is a survivor. This touches all of our lives in some way, often numerous times during our lives.

I am going to be walking (or crawling) 60 miles over the course of three days, for a cause devoted to helping women discover breast cancer early enough to beat it and committed to finally finding a cure. As a condition of participation, I must raise at least $2,200. I have set my personal goal at $3,000.00 Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

If you would like to donate a handknit item (or kit, or anything you can think of) for one of our fundraising/auction events, that would be AWESOME! Any way you can help our team, no matter how large or how small, will be greatly appreciated. Email me to let me know!

So, yes, this is a plea for your emotional and financial support. (A dollar for every mile that I'll be walking would be wonderful, but of course is just a suggestion) I thank you in advance for whatever you can give.

If you'd like to donate online, just click the link below to go to my personal fundraising webpage. This certainly promises to be an unforgettable challenge and rewarding experience for Kim and I.

If you can think of anyone else you know that would be willing to help me make my donation goal, I would love it if you would put out the plea. Send them to my blog to click the link below.

Let's keep giving
So more can keep living!

Thanks for your support,


Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support The Breast Cancer 3-Day


Kim Smith said...

Trish, I'm so glad you've decided to do the cancer walk. I just went over and made a donation. You go girl!

Kathy said...


New to your blog. Came from Quiddity's. I will make something handknit for your auction. What a great idea. Give me a deadline.
I am going to volunteer for our Chicago 3 day. I can only help one day, but I want to hand out water or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Habibi said...

Way to go! I did the Boston 2004 walk and it was one of the best experiences of my life.The training was hard and it cut into my knitting time alot but it was well worth it. Good luck and godspeed!

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