Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I need your help...

Recently I came across this quote from Mark Twain: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do."

This is the year of no regrets. I have known about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure for a couple of years now, but now is the time and my sister and I have teamed up across continents (she lives in Miami) and we will be participating in this very special event in Washington, DC, September 23 - 25, 2011.

We have taken on an incredible challenge. Monica and I will be walking 60 miles over the course of three days in DC, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with us.

Leave it to me to decide to do this event while living in La Paz, Bolivia and having to train at 11,500 ft!!! I am not an athlete and this is not easy, but I welcome the challenge if it means getting a little closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.

The challenge lies not only with walking 60 miles and training, but in the fundraising as well, my sister and I each have to raise $2,300 to participate in the event. We would love to raise more money!

I need your help…Would you please consider making a donation? Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage or click on the button on the right hand side of the screen and make a donation.

Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 28 years has been impacted by a Komen for the Cure grant.

This cause is near and dear to my sister and I. Both of our grandmothers suffered from breast cancer multiple times and since we were little we have seen what this disease can do to a woman's life.

Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about breast cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting us in our fundraising efforts.

If you have someone in your life that has been affected by breast cancer please send me their names and I will be happy to put their name on the t-shirts that my sister and I will be wearing during the walk and add them to the “honor roll” on my blog.

If you have already donated and are reading this post...THANK YOU!

Thank you in advance for everyone's generosity.


No comments: