05 August 2010

60 miles down . . .

current mood: content

Lose control, of body and soul.
Don't move too fast, people, just take it slow.
Don't get ahead, just jump into it.
Ya'll here a body, two pieces to it.
~ "Let's Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas

So, we did it. We walked 60 blistering miles in 3 days. It was amazing and painful and everything in between. Thank you to everyone who sent me letters and cards of support during the event. They made a huge difference, I assure you. You can view our pictures on shutterfly: SBPS3day.shutterfly.com The team will continue to upload pictures this week.

Fourth Time is a Charm

Yes, mere days after returning from walking 60 miles in Cleveland, I have already registered for the 2011 event in Michigan, August 12 - 14, 2011.

For the 4th year in a row, I will be raising funds and awareness in the fight against Breast Cancer. My legs still hurt. My feet still itch. The thought of wearing a pair of walking shoes makes me cringe. Yet, I know I will do so, over and over again, until this fight is won.

I read a t-shirt this weekend that said, "Anyone who says winning isn't everything is not fighting breast cancer." That about sums it up.

I walk because I can. I walk for those who walked before me. I walk for those who now wear wings. I walk eith the hope and belief that my steps will make a difference.

Please support me as I take another amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

Top Ten from the 2010 Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure in Cleveland

10. Fine. . . . NOT FINE!
9. Jerry!!!!!
8. I feel great except for that one little blister.
7. 5 miles left? That’s like walking the dog, no problem.
6. Seriously, I need to pee.
5. It's NOT a race!!!!!
4. Crack . . . step up. .. Hole. . Incline
3. Big Girl Panties and beer
2. Find your gait

and finally. . .

1. That’s the 10th time you’ve tried to hold my hand . . . your mom tried to hold my hand

Take 158,400 Steps to End Breast Cancer!

When we hear that another loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, we all ask the question: Is there anything I can do? Well, I have the answer. We can walk or crew or cheer for those who do!!!

I'm asking you to join the Second Base Preservation Society and walk 60 miles over the course of three days or volunteer to Crew and help end breast cancer through the 2011 Michigan (Detroit) Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, August 12 - 14, 2011.

I hope to raise at least $10,000 as a team, for breast cancer research and community programs that might save the lives of countless other mothers, sisters and aunts. Together, we can do it. You can count on me to do everything I can to help you train, raise funds, and prepare for this incredible journey. This will be my 4th year fund raising and walking in this life changing event.

It is not easy. There will be hardships and aches and pains and cursing. Your body will want to quit before the end. There will also be laughter, joy, tears, and fun! The Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure will change your life.

Individual walkers have a $2,300 minimum fund raising commitment. Crew members do not need to raise any funds; but are welcome to assist the walkers who are doing so.

With the discount code: CURE2011, registration is only $55.00, instead of the normal, $90.00.

Let's gather together in the spirit of healing, hope and love. This is the first step. To register for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, go to http://The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY. OR visit my personal page and join the team by clicking on: Join Jillian's Team!

For those who cannot make this commitment, please consider planning a trip to Michigan during this event and participating in the cheering stations, where members of the public can cheer on the walkers as they participate in this event. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure experience.

Eidetic Vision

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