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Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please support!

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:58 am
by BlueRose
I'm walking 39.3 miles in two days to help fight breast cancer! May 19-20th of this year I am joining a group of people who will be walking a lengthy distance to help raise both money and awareness to help fight breast cancer.

I'm walking on behalf of many people including: my grandmother, who was lucky enough to get her breast cancer detected early and has been fine since, and two friends of mine who were not so fortunate--they had double mastectomies. And even less fortunate than my friends was my aunt, who died of this terrible disease. Women's health is a huge concern and issue of mine, and this year I am once again putting my feet towards the cause!

Part of the reason why I got into the Beachbody programs was to help me get into my best shape for the walk. I did my first walk in 2010, and this year will be my third walk. So long as I have legs that work and this disease is still around I plan to continue to do so! I really hope that anyone who is reading my blog will consider assisting me by either donating any amount of money they can spare or will pass along my URL to others. Either way, you are helping me and many others and I thank you for it!

The link to donate is here:

http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/TeaAddictedGeek

And for those of you who are concerned: The Avon Foundation also does NOT support animal testing. Here's the scoop straight from their FAQ:

Effective Nov. 1, 2001, the policy of the Avon Foundation is that no funds will be used to support breast cancer research projects involving the use of animals. The Avon Foundation limits its research funding to clinical studies, human cell culture, and epidemiologic studies. Avon Foundation funding may not be used to fund studies involving animals. Our guidelines apply only to studies funded by the Avon Foundation and do not impact other research underway at these same institutions.

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:55 pm
by BlueRose
$462 out of $1800 raised so far! Thanks a bunch to those of you who have donated, you're awesome!

Time's running out, so please consider supporting me!

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 am
by BlueRose
Raised $562 so far, $1238 to go to make my min fundraising goal--only 40 days left!!

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:09 am
by robert
Awesome!

I'll re-post or share on Twitter.

All the best!

-Robert

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:50 am
by BlueRose
robert wrote:Awesome!

I'll re-post or share on Twitter.

All the best!

-Robert



Thanks Robert!! You're awesome. :D

I've raised $717 so far, $1,083 to go!! And only 39 days left to walk 39 miles, YAY

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm
by BlueRose
Now up to $792 and counting!! :D

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:20 pm
by BlueRose
$837 and counting, almost halfway to the mark! :D

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:14 pm
by BlueRose
$927 and counting, but with only 3 weeks left until the event, and my goal is $1800!

If you can, please support: http://www.avonwalk.org/goto/TeaAddictedGeek

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:11 pm
by robert
Keep after it!

Post on Twitter and @ me and I'll RT it.

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:23 pm
by BlueRose
robert wrote:Keep after it!

Post on Twitter and @ me and I'll RT it.



Thank you!! <3 I really appreciate it.

At $1,122 and counting! Lots of awesome support!

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:28 pm
by BlueRose
Now at $1697 with $103 to go!

I'm so close, anyone want to help top me off?

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:40 pm
by robert
Wow! Great job!

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:48 am
by BlueRose
Thanks!! Almost there....

Re: Walking 39.3 miles to fight breast cancer! Please suppor

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:05 pm
by BlueRose
Quick update: at $1,852 including checks sent to me. Thanks to everyone for their support!! I'm hoping to make my personal goal of $2,000, been VERY good at reaching it last two times and I'd love to have to say "Gee, I have to increase my goal now", lol

:D