Ok, so the title of this post makes me sound a little scared, a little apprehensive of the journey ahead of me. Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm nothing but excited. For anyone who has not been reading my blog, I will catch you up to speed. Here it is: I have signed up to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3 day 60 mile walk in Chicago this summer to raise money for breast cancer. In signing up, I also made the commitment to raise a minimum of $2300, and as a team, we will raise around $12,000. This is a lot of money, but I am incredibly excited for the challenge. I even considered making a deal with my co-workers where I would shave my head if they could collectively raise $1000 for the cause. Haha; you think my husband would like that idea? Probably not, so maybe that's not the best idea, but I would certainly dye my hair pink if it would encourage people to donate.
Anyway, why on earth am I doing this? Why would I make the decision to not only raise all of this money, but also to put my body through the torture of walking 20 miles three days straight and sleeping in a tent each night? Of course, the simple answer is that is is fun, it is for a good cause, and because I can and believe that I should. But that's not really it. The truth is...
another family will have heard the words "it's breast cancer" by the time you finish reading this, and that family will be forced onto a journey they would have never envisioned for themselves or their loves ones. I walk because within the next 13 minutes another family will lose their mom, their sister, their daughter, or their friend, and they will be thrust into a "before the cancer" and "after the cancer" life. I walk because just within the last 10 years, over 400,000 families have faced both of the situations I just described. I walk because I cannot walk away.
Together, we can make a difference.
Please click on the 3 day icon on my page to make a donation. Any support is greatly appreciated! Also, if you are unable to make a financial contribution, please consider making a donation for a silent auction. Our team is planning an event/silent auction, and we would welcome any donations. Thank you for reading!
P.S. For more information on the 3 Day or the Susan G. Komen Foundation, please check out the3day.org.