This past year has been one of the best years of my life. My second daughter was born. And, I have had a lot of time to reflect on my many blessings.
I decided that this year I wanted to do something good and with a purpose.
I saw a commercial on T.V. for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day For The Cure walk and I considered this opportunity. I thought, 60 Miles over 3 Days ¦Am I crazy?
But, the more I thought about it I realized that it is a cake walk compared to what people go through who experience this illness.
I immediately ordered the promotional C.D. When I got it in the mail and watched it, I was completely overwhelmed and it was such an emotional experience. I watched as a man cried as he described that he was walking for his wife because she could no longer do so. And, a lady talked of how she lost her mother and that she didn't get a say in that matter. She said she felt that by walking in this event to fight for this cause, she was finally getting a say against breast cancer.
I was so moved by the video that I decided right then that this cause was so great that I needed to take a stand and do what I could to help. While I have not been directly effected by breast cancer, this cause is something I feel so strongly about. No one should have to go through this battle. And, no one should have to lose someone they love way too early because of breast cancer.
I think about all the women I love in my life: my mother, mother in law, daughters, aunts, friends, cousins, sister in law, niece, etc ¦the list goes on and on. I don't want anyone to have to suffer this horrific disease. And, men can also be affected by it.
Without a cure, one person will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States.
These are scary and unbelievable statistics.
That’s why I’m walking in this event. To do something bold about breast cancer.
More and more strides are being made to find a cure for this disease.
Every dollar raised helps to find a cure.
Now is the time to take action to help put an end to breast cancer.
Will you join me?
Amanda is walking in the Komen 3 Day and trying to raise as much money for this cause as she can. She is excited to be a part of a fantastic team, Betties For Boobies. She would appreciate your support in raising money for this important cause and you can donate by clicking the image above, or the ad in the sidebar.