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The Walk Starts Today

Friday, October 8, 2010

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 By the time you read this post, I will be taking the first few steps of a journey that actually began last spring.  A group of friends and I are walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure which is a 60 mile walk that begins in Washington, D.C.  Each night we sleep in a tent in a new location on our route.  One thing is certain, this is going to be an adventure.


We each had to raise $2300 in order to walk and there were times when I didn't think I would reach this goal.  Several of you reached out and made a donation.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  I could not do this without your help.

My friend Stephanie, our group leader said it best:

 "I truly believe that the research dollars that were raised the last time I did a 3-day kept my mom alive much longer than we expected.  Those extra years gave our daughters precious memories of their Nana.  I knew at the time and I know now that we were all fortunate to have that time as a family.  We were given the priceless gift from ladies just like you.  Now you are giving that gift of time to countless husbands, moms, daughters, sisters, brothers, grandmas, children, and friends.  Your sacrifice will make a difference in many lives.  You are my heroes!"



We made shirts to wear during the walk.  The shirts are made up of names that have been given to us from friends.  The names in bold are in memory of.  We want others to see these names and to think about the people whose lived have been changed forever by breast cancer.  Since I began training for this walk, I have added two of my friend's names to the list.  They are both young mothers.  

You can read more about our team here, here, and here.






My blogging friend Caron from Everything Coastal is hoping to increase cancer awareness.  Caron is donating 15% of the the sales of each cute little mermaid pillow sold in October.

18 comments:

  1. Rene, you are wonderful to be a part of this! Suzanne is right - you are a warrior! Hope you have a great time and your husband gives you a good foot rub when you get back.

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  2. Have a great time and don't get too many blisters!

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  3. Good luck, Rene! So happy to support you and be a part of your walk from a distance...

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  4. Good luck my friend and thank YOU from the bottom of my heart!

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  5. Have fun and stay warm! Thank you for walking for a very important cause. Bless the ones that are fighting it.

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  6. I'm there with you in spirit, Rene! Thank you so much for doing this and thank you for adding my Mom's name and my girlfriend's name. What a wonderful person you are to support this important cause.

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  7. That great news!! I'm so happy you are part of the walk this year. It's something that I so highly support!! Tell us all about it when you return :-)

    Oh, and make sure you stop by the new LOCATION CENTRAL blog to add your city info. It's where you can see other bloggers in your area.
    www.locationcentral.blogspot.com

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  8. Rene - you are a hero! Wishing you the best of luck and knowing that this will be a life changing experience for you.

    Donations for the next 7 pillows go to you!!

    L,
    Caron

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  9. Best of luck! I hope it is a weekend you will never forget!

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  10. By now you are
    on your way, my
    warrior friend!
    I hope it is the
    most memorable
    journey. I know
    that it is one that
    I will not forget,
    nor will my friend
    Kathleen, who is
    so honored to be
    included among those
    you are walking for.
    Go Team Walkie Ta-Ta
    Talkies!!
    xx Suzanne

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  11. Rene, I hope you are relaxing under the stars tonight after a long day of walking! The weather couldn't be any more perfect for this great event!

    Kat :)

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  12. Truly amazing what you have done to partake in this wonderful cause. Enjoy your next three days!

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  13. Good luck Rene! The reason you are walking will keep you putting one foot in front of the other!
    Sherry

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  14. Great walk for a great cause...good luck and happy weekend!!

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  15. Good luck on the walk! It is beautiful weather for it. Can't wait to hear all about it.

    --Gretchen O.

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  16. Wow Good for you Rene! Yes a footrub just may be in order when you return : ) cheers Stacey

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  17. can't wait to hear all about it!!!

    praying for you as you complete this journey toward such a wonderful cause!

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  18. Suzanne said it perfectly when she described you as a warrior for a very important cause. Bless you for doing this. I hope your feet are doing fine and I'm sure you are looking forward to returning home to a comfortable bed. This is a life changing experience for you and I wish you all the very best.

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