17 February 2006

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer DC

For those of you who do not know, I am participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer DC event as a crew member. That means that I will be working throughout the weekend during the walk. If you are interested in donating money for breast cancer, you can do so through me and help me with my goal at the same time! Take a look at avonwalk.org or my own personal webpage which will be better developed as time goes by.

The DC Walk is the last weekend in April, and the walkers will be going 39.3 miles-- a full marathon, 26.2, on Saturday and a half marathon, 13.1, on Sunday. The event continues throughout the weekend including an overnight stay in a village composed of hundreds upon hundreds of tents.

I am participating because breast cancer is a scourge that needs to be eradicated. A woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. (And for you smart alecs out there, no it's not the same woman every time.) People close to me have been affected by it in horrendous ways. My mother-in-law (brother's wife's mom) and her mother, the mothers of two of my high school classmates, and several other friends have been diagnosed with this monster, and to be quite frank, it scares me to death. So, I'm doing something about it, and you can too.

Much love,

Save Boobs everywhere-- Support Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

1 comment:

The Fox Defeated said...

Dr. Todd high fives this post!!!!