Hi Friends & Family,
As many of you know, this has been a devastating year for us when it comes to breast cancer. Shelly was my soul sister and best friend. She understood me in ways that I didn't even understand myself. I had the opportunity to be right by her side through the very last moment. The tears, laughs, fears, and heartbreaks that we experienced together were amplified as she fought fiercely for her life. Shelly has touched so many people's lives and I am planning to keep her soul shining every step of the way.
Simultaneously, as Shell was going through her journey, our sweet, fearless, amazing grandmother/ mother was fighting her same battle. Sam was one of the strongest women you could ever know, and there is not a day that goes by, where we do not miss her funny jokes, or stories of where she and Phil were going next on their adventure. The last few months were so incredibly hard, yet she always kept a positive smile for her family. We plan on walking for Sam to keep her adventurous spirit and generous heart around us always.
As if, losing these two within five months of each other was not enough, we lost another amazing, kind, strong, cheerful woman on the coast from this nasty disease. Leslie had a spirit about her that could light up any room. We are going to walk for her to keep her light shining.
The pain that we witnessed these amazing women go through is real and is super hard to digest. These powerful women, among many others who have lost their battle or are fighting, or are hanging on to survive are the reason Terri and I are going to walk 40 miles. We are walking in AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer for our fifth year to help find a cure. On July 8th & 9th we might get a few blisters, but that is nothing compared to what millions of women and men are struggling with each day. We would love for you to support us. We each need to raise 1,800 in order to walk. Please help us out.
You could donate by hitting the DONATE now button, or contact me if you would like to donate in person. Thank you for your support and love. This is going to be a hard one without my Shelly girl by my side, but I am in it to end it.
Lots of Love to you all,
I am participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. It won’t be easy, but that’s why it's worth it. From now until AVON 39 weekend, I’ll train to strengthen my body 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, but I plan to raise much, much more! 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.