A BIG thank you to my wonderful friends and family who have already contributed to the 39 mile AVON Breast Cancer Walk I’m doing in October! Because of you, I am 35% of the way to my goal of $1800!!!
And… I got both a t-shirt and a water bottle! Note my sheer excitement. So there’s that😉
If I raise another $340 in the next two weeks, I get a ‘fitness belt’. I’m pretty sure this is nothing more than a glorified fanny pack, which I am obviously vastly too cool for; but if you all help me reach this goal, I vow to squelch said coolness on the walk days and rock the fanny pack like no one has ever rocked a fanny pack before!
In all seriousness though, this really is an extremely important cause. Cancer has, and will, touch way too many of our lives. According to current statistics, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. As a mother of 2 daughters, that number is not OK for me. Something must be done, and although an admittedly small gesture, at least this is a start! All money raised for the Avon walk will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family, enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives!
Please consider donating today: http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR/Walk/NewYork?px=7858656&pg=personal&fr_id=2406
Do it for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife. Do it to Save our Racks! CT RACK PACK 2015.
FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES from nationalbreastcancer.org
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.