Aug 13, 2006
Call to Action!!!
Hi Everybody! My sister Karie is doing the "Breast Cancer 3-day" and needs support! Read all about it here!!!
In November of 2003, I participated in a very special event to help raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. It is called the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I’m excited to announce that this November, I’m doing it again! I will walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other people in San Diego, California.
More than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year and more than 40,000 American women and men will lose their lives to the disease. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. Every 13 minutes, the disease claims another life in the United States.
My life has been deeply affected by this disease. When I was young, my mom’s best friend and my church youth advisor, Maurine, died of breast cancer. A few months after her death, my mother was diagnosed with the same disease. I thought she was going to die. She didn’t because she caught it early. My mom is now a two-time breast cancer survivor. A dear friend of mine is currently battling cancer. I also have five other important reasons for walking; my cute kids. I never want them to have to worry about this disease harming them or anyone they love. I would be happy to walk in honor of your loved ones as well. Please email me their names at email@example.com.
As a condition of participation in this event, I must raise $2,200 by October 13. A dollar for every mile that I’ll be walking would be wonderful, but I am grateful for whatever you can give.
Your donation is tax deductible and the net proceeds will help in finding a cure for breast cancer. This walk is about raising money to eradicate breast cancer. It's about making a difference. It's about courage and hope. It's about changing lives...one step at a time!
Just click the link below to go to my personal fundraising webpage to learn how to donate on-line, by mail or over the phone. This certainly promises to be another unforgettable challenge. I hope you will share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting me in my fundraising efforts. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
With love, Karie