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Cancer became a chapter in my life during childhood. I lost my mother at a young age to breast cancer. I was just 13 and in eighth grade, a time that’s usually very exciting in a young girls life. I remember how frightened I was that year, watching my mother—a beautiful, strong, witty & talented woman—become so fragile and ill.

I’m now a mother and wife myself. This is why I walk!! I walk for the mothers, daughters, sons, sisters, cousins, husbands, aunts, uncles, sisters-in-laws and, mostly, all the children who have had to watch women struggle with this horrible cancer. I walk for them!! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds help support research, scientific programs and community-based breast health and education programming breast cancer.

Mail: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg!

The Betty's are asking for help yet again.  This one should be SOOOOO easy!  We can receive mail during the 3-day.  I speak from experience when I say how wonderful it is to receive mail during the walk.  You can send a long heartfelt letter or a funny picture or...

Redefine Breast Cancer Awareness This Year!

It’s hard to imagine there is anyone that doesn't know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So what do you say that hasn't been said?   Slogans? Rub ‘em if you love em Save the ta-ta’s Check your bumps for lumps Save second base Rub your Boo-Bees Big...

Fundraising : Why I Fight Through My Anxiety

I spent much of the day thinking about fundraising.  For those that know me they would never guess what a shy person I am.  No really, no no, really I am.  Painfully shy as a child and forced out of my shell as an adult in the workforce.  My first attempt at...

Why I Walk

Why I Walk

Why wouldn't I? Breast cancer isn't just a branch on my family tree - it's the whole tree!  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration but not too far off.  I lost my aunt to breast cancer when I was in high school.  My mothers diagnosis was next.  We had a few quiet years,...

Introducing Emily

Introducing Emily

I’m Emily. I have no kids, no pets, not even a plant to water! That’s right, I’m single, sassy and loving this lifestyle that allows me to jump in the car, on a plane or train on a moment’s notice to get out and experience all the beauty this world has to offer. By...