Thursday, January 22, 2009

Here I Go Again!

I'm doing it again - I've signed up for the 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day, this time in San Diego! My experiences in Atlanta in 2001 and the Twin Cities in 2007 were incredible. I'm so excited about this event, especially since I know what I'm getting myself into. This event isn't easy, but I promise you, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't believe 100% that it was worth every muscle ache, weary night, and training walk!

The 3-Day is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days that raises funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. My goal this year is to raise $3000, and I plan to raise the money by earning it. I'll be doing a variety of activities during the year to personally work for every dollar you contribute (in case you need your car washed, papers graded, or dog walked).

My first project is a self-published book entitled Slices of Life, a collection of observations of everyday life. It's available from Cool People Care, and for every book you purchase, $10 will be contributed in your name to the 3-Day. In addition, when you purchase additional items in the Cool People Care Store, they will contribute 10% of your total to the 3-Day. All you have to do is add the coupon code LUANNE3DAY when you check out. A few weeks later, you will receive your receipt for your tax-deductible contribution. After your purchase, please send me the names of anyone you know affected by breast cancer. It will be my privilege to walk in their honor or memory as I proudly display those names on my shirt.

Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 1 million could die over the next 25 years. That's a pretty startling statistic. No one should have to face this disease, so in order to create a future without breast cancer, I walk in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I walk because everyone deserves a lifetime. I walk because I can.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

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