This is my 21st year of walking and fundraising for the fight against breast cancer. When I began this adventure in 1998 it was to challenge my 60 yr. old body. Could I walk 60 miles in 3 days? When I accomplished that I wondered how much money I could raise? I then realized I could raise more than the required amount. Walking for my daughters and granddaughters was always part of the goal. My supporter in all of this was my husband Bob. He handled all of the the logistics of my participating in multiple events. His unofficial job that he created for himself was to hang 60 signs a day to support the walkers (while I was walking). My hero, lost his life to esophageal gastric cancer that had spread to his liver on May 6, 2010. He asked me to keep walking and fundraising for this cause. So my goal now is to continue walking and fundraising because I know that research and medicines being funded by the fight against breast cancer are also being used to help treat other cancers. And, so, every step I take, and every dollar I raise is honoring Bob's memory.
I have completed 151 long distance breast cancer walks, walked almost 8000 miles, and raised over $2.08m in this fight. My plan for 2018 is to walk in the s.b. walk and other cities to be determined . Since I have passed my previous goal of raising $2m it seems natural that the next goal would be $3m or as much as I can! My family will continue with Bob's legacy of putting up pink Team California signs along the route.
To donate on line please click 'donate' and then click 'santa barbara' and type in my name. You may also visit my personal website at: www.bjkcounselor.com to read more about my journey and to
check out my daughter's handmade breast cancer jewelry.
Thank you for your support and thank you for making the world a better place.
"I walk because I can't walk away"