Current mood: triumphant
Here I am, 2 days removed from the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day! I have ice wrapped around my knee and colorful band-aids/medical tape covering the blisters on my feet. And I cannot wait to get signed up for next year's walk. It looks like I am going to captain a team for Chicago's 3-Day, August 7-9, 2009. The Chicago walk is supposed to be a lot of fun and quite scenic.
I would like to invite anyone who is interested to join my team. This is an amazing opportunity to support a lifesaving cause and to change your life for the better. My experience will forever be imprinted on my heart. I met men and women who are unforgettable. Truly heroic people!
And on the last day, when we were down on one knee, saluting the survivors who walked along with us – tears streamed down our faces and goose bumps covered our skin as we realized that we were finally a part of something so much greater than ourselves. Isn't that what we are seeking in life? To be a part of something greater than the individual. 3,200 walkers were able to raise 7.3 MILLION dollars. That money will save lives!
Yes, the fundraising is a challenge. Next year, each walker must raise a minimum of $2,300. The physical training requires commitment. The walk-itself is a grueling physical and mental struggle. There is pain and suffering – I assure you. Along with that, there are moments that will bring you higher than you could even imagine. You will find out for yourself how the clapping and cheering of a guy in a cowboy hat or a little girl can buoy you to walk the next 2 miles – even when you are sure your legs will give out.
There are only 10 months until the Chicago walk – so get started now – contact me for information on joining my team! I can promise you two things –
1. It will be one of the most difficult journeys you will ever make.
2. You will be forever thankful when you take your first step and never look back!
PERSONAL NOTE: You are incredible cheerleaders and I could not have done it without you!