Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Here's an excerpt from "Why We Walk"
"More than 200,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and almost 40,000 will die from the disease. Be a hero--tell as many women as possible about the lifesaving benefits of early detection and treatment of breast cancer."
So ... I'm telling you.
Here's something else I'm telling you...
Because of you I have raised over $200 in less than two weeks. That's AWESOME!!! Can you imagine if I raise $100 a week every week until the walk?
Thank you Andrea, Jennifer, Jana, and Alissa for joining Auntie Bea, Trudy, and Nora in supporting me!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Well Trudy ... here are a few pictures for you to look at.
The first picture is from our first "Avon 3-day" walk. This is what a "watering and snack station" looked like. (Biggify to see the snacks.) These stations popped up every several miles ... some stations were bigger and more elaborate than others. The oranges were the most delicious things I had ever tasted!!!! (Can you see the porta potties in the background? They were always there!!!)You can't spend too long at a rest station because there is lots of walking to do. We started walking at sunrise and had to reach "camp" before sunset. It's not a race ... more endurance than racing ... but we always wanted to know what number we were when arriving at camp!
Lunch was provided along the way ... but breakfast and dinner were served under the "big top," as shown in the next picture. This picture was taken on the Boston "Susan G. Komen 3-day" walk.How long do we walk each day? Well ... we have to walk about 20 miles give or take ... and figure a 15-17 minute mile with occasional stops. That's a whole day of walking. Our poor feet! There are medical tents for blisters and other maladies ... and there are volunteers available for massages!!!! (I never took advantage of that!)
Thank you for your questions Trudy. And, as always, thanks for being such a wonderful blogger friend.
If you're reading this blog ... please leave a comment. I appreciate it!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
"This will be my TENTH year and my TENTH walk! My tenth year of blisters. My tenth year of showering in a truck and going without a hair dryer for three days! But it won't be my tenth year of sleeping in a tent with a tent mate who snores."
Impressive isn't it? Beth has not only walked 9 times ... she has raised more than $3000 each time.
This year Beth will be walking with her 22 year old daughter Faye ... and I will be walking with Faye's friend, Debra, my (almost) 22 year old daughter.
I don't think Debra snores ... I don't know about Faye ...
wait a minute! I've been Beth's tent mate 3 times. I DON'T SNORE! much.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
So give me your hands, give me your hearts... I'm ready
There's only one direction
One world, one nation, Yeah, one vision
No hate, no fight, just excitation
All through the night it's a celebration
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I was listening to Bruce on my way to work the day I registered for the walk, and "Long Walk Home" was playing. That's when I knew that I was going to walk. I had let myself go ... but the 3-day is a reason to begin again.
And here's another reason to begin again.
Last year Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Everybody has a neighbor ... or a friend ... or a relative ... who has known what breast cancer means.
That's the reason why I'm taking the Long Walk.
Listen to Bruce sing "Long Walk Home" here!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Beth and I will walk with our daughters in San Francisco in October.
This time, I will walk in honor of my mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.