October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the seventh consecutive year, I will be participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. In April 2018, we will be walking in Houston. Given the recent hurricane devastation in Houston, it is even more important that we work now to provide support services for the local population, particularly those with a recent cancer diagnosis and to help fund continued research to defeat this disease forever.
Many people wonder why Paul and I continue to do this event. I have not had to face this awful disease personally, but so many friends and family members have been confronted by breast cancer (and other cancers too), that we feel we should take an active role in defeating cancer and ensuring that the underserved receive the services and treatment they need to win their battle.
It won't be easy, but that's why it's worth it. From now until AVON 39 weekend, I'll train to walk over 39 miles in two days. I'll also be raising funds to crush breast cancer. This is where you come in. I am required to raise at least $1,800 to EARN MY 39. I am currently within $350 of reaching my goal. I hope that I can count on your support!
You can make a donation right here on my webpage by clicking the "Donate Now" button to the right. If you prefer to write a check, click the "Donate By Mail" button and follow the instructions on the form. Your donations will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family. They will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives. Need any more reason to click that Donate Now button?
I'm walking with thousands of other 39ers. We're banding together in solidarity and have one goal: to take breast cancer down. So many sisters and mothers and friends have been lost. We see a world without breast cancer for our daughters and nieces. AVON 39 is a force of change that can't be stopped. By supporting me with a donation, you're part of it.
Thanks to all of you for your continued generosity and support. This is a very important cause -- we want to end cancer forever.
Here's my own plan for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: I have a jar in my kitchen. Every day when I come home, I empty all the change from my wallet into the jar. This is simply loose change from various purchases during the day, but it all adds up. At the end of the month, I will donate the spare change to my own walk. Every little bit helps!