I am proud to say that I am walking the Avon Breast Cancer walk again making this my _10th year_! In miles, that is a WHOLE LOTTA miles, but in dollars it is even more! In fact, just recently, I received a letter from Avon saying that in my first 9 years walking the walk, I have raised over $75,000 and this is solely because of the love and support of all of you, my family and dearest friends.
This year, just like every other year before this year, I walk in memory of my beautiful and strong and very missed mom, _Sandy Cohen_. I walk in honor of my mother in law, _Deanna Jackman,_ I walk in memory of _Patricia Browne_, my dear friends and team mates Dana and Kimberly 's
beautiful mom who lost her fight. But i also walk for _myself_, my beautiful friend and team mate (for 10 years now) _Cynde Wilen_, for my beautiful life long friend _Jodi Miller_ and _Grams_ (her 98 year old Grandmother) and for so many of my friends and family members who are still fighting or those who have sadly lost the fight.
And finally, I walk for my daughter _Hope_ and all of my friends' daughters, and my "future" granddaughters so that they may live in a world free from the burden of this killer disease.
I _WILL_ continue to raise money and fight the fight until they find the cure. And everyday they are getting closer, with more funds, more research, more information. There are so many more resources and centers and specialists than when I started walking 10 years ago.
_And for that reason too, I am inspired to keep on walking! _
Thank you again for your love, support and donations to something so very near and dear to my heart.
With love and appreciation,