Sunday, February 8, 2009


I registered for this year's Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk in Seattle about 3 weeks ago. This is something that I wanted to do last year but couldn't as I was in the midst of chemo and radiation. I am excited to be able to do it this year and struggled with what my fundraising goal should be.

Each participant has to raise 2300.00 in order to participate. This is certainly a lofty goal but I felt like since breast cancer was something I am intimately familiar with that my goal should be higher. I ultimately decided on 3000.00. 1000.00 for me as a survivor and 1000.00 for each of my daughters in the hopes that they won't ever have to face breast cancer themselves.

As usual, I am stunned and amazed at my friends and family. After just 3 weeks of fundraising, I met my goal. I hadn't even sent out all of the emails that I plan to send out. I am thankful for each and every donation that I have received and hopeful that the 1 in 8 statistic will soon become 0 in 8. Wouldn't that be fabulous? Zero. Nada. Nothing. No one. No Breast Cancer in the world. That is my real goal.

A special thank you to the special teacher who was the first to donate and to my friend who saw my goal and decided to put in the remaining amount. She has inspired me to reach higher. I have now changed my goal to 7000.00. Thank you to everyone who has donated and to those who will do so in the future. We have to change our goals so that breast cancer isn't just the most researched cancer, but the one that is the first to go away.

1 comment:

Annie Searle said...

You go, girl! Aren't you glad to be able to crank up your goal?