Saturday, March 24, 2012

I've Decided to Walk

After much thought and numerous discussions with Frank and others, I have decided that I am going to go forward and continue to walk in this year's Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. The fact of the matter is that cancer doesn't care about politics, and this organization still funds important work to help screen, diagnose, and work towards a cure.

I walk because my mom is a 10 year survivor. I walk because I have double the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer as someone who doesn't have a first degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has had breast cancer.  I walk because I don't want my daughter or my son or anyone to face this diasease in themselves or in a loved one.  I walk for all the families affected by it, now and in the future.  I walk because 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

However, I cannot get there alone. I need your support to raise the $2,300 required to allow me to walk. My goal is to have 400-500 miles of training walks under my belt by the time the walk comes and to walk all 60 miles this year (The third time is a charm!)

As always, I only ask what you're willing to give. If you are unable to give at this time or you are not happy with the organization, that is OK with me. If you are willing to support me, please go to and click on the Pink "Click to Donate to Margie in 2012" Button on the left side of the screen. Or if you prefer to pay by check, scroll to the bottom of that screen and click on the link that says "If you are unable to donate online, please print out a donation form."

Make your donation today, while you are thinking about it.

If there is someone you'd like me to walk for, please email me their name and I will add a ribbon to my hat for them. You do NOT need to donate to my walk to have me add a ribbon.

Thank you!

Warmly and with Love,

(3/24/12) Training: 7.6 miles, 2 hours 42 minutes
Total: 47.4 miles
(3/22/12) Training: 5.8 miles, 1 hour 41 minutes
Total: 39.8 miles
(3/10/12) Training: 6.5 miles, 2 hours, 14 minutes
Total: 34.0 miles
(3/9/12) Training: 5.5 miles, 1 hour, 51 minutes
Total: 27.5 miles

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