Wednesday, February 28, 2007

On My Mind Today

I have 66 days left to go until the Washington, DC Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Sixty-six days and $700 to raise. It's a daunting task. It is my third year doing the walk and my reasons why vary all the time. I know way too many people who have survived breast cancer, more who have past on from cancer than I care to count, I like the personal challenge of walking a marathon each year and getting the message out that this is a disease worth fighting. It's a cause that I hold very close to my heart. I was feeling a bit panicky today about my lack of fundraising (bake sale and Coldstone Creamery fundraiser in the works) and my missing training due to our insane schedule. Then I read this in the Washington Post today. I viewed the pictures and realized once again there is so much more to do. Generation X Meets Cancer indeed. I was touched by the story, laughed out loud and remembered parts of walks in the past that I hadn't thought of in years. The people who support this cause are fighters. We do it for our own reasons, all of them different, but we all hold this cause and fight close to hour hearts. I am now more excited than ever to get out the word, raise more money and hit the pavement.

If you want to more about the Avon Walk in your area, visit here. If you want to help me out and be a kind and generous soul, email me at veamason at gmail dot com and I'll send you in the right direction.

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