Friday, January 16, 2009
Seattle 3-Day 2009
Yesterday I took the plunge and registered for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk in Seattle. It is a big challenge-60 miles in 3 days. It is a commitment to train for and to spend 3 days away from my family. It is also a financial commitment, I have to raise 2300.00 to participate.
I could definitely say that I have had my fair share of breast cancer taking time out of my life and not do this walk. I could just donate to a friend and call it enough. But it is because other people before me have taken on this challenge that I get to benefit from the research funded by these walks. My cancer treatment was designed specifically for me, based on my diagnosis, my stage, my type of cancer. This is a relatively new way to treat breast cancer. It used to be that everyone diagnosed was given the same treatment and they would just hope for the best.
The fact is though, I am STILL at an increased risk of developing breast cancer again as are my children, my sister, my mother and my nieces. With all of the people that I love at an increased risk, can I really not take part in fundraising?
My sister has decided that she will also do the walk with me. I am thrilled beyond words that she wants to do this with me. This is her fight as much as it is mine and I am excited that she feels compelled to take this step with me.
I have attached my fundraising page on the LINKS at left. If there are others that might want to walk, today is the last day for a discounted registration using the promo code NEWYEAR. It is an important cause, not just to me, but to all women. I am thrilled to be a part of it.