23 September 2008

Think Pink - 57 miles later

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!

You are incredible cheerleaders and I could not have done it without you!

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