Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Time!!!

and I am ready!!!!!! I am packed and ready to go. Thanks to everyone of my sponsers who believed in me and have supported my efforts for this amazing journey, I have exceeded my minimum of $2,200. I have a total of $2,425 and it is still climbing every day!!!! I am extremely touched by the support I have received during this entire process. Through the training and even up to hours before the walk begins, I continue to receive encouraging words to keep me believing in myself.

I added ribbons to this lanyard that I was given by my co-workers in support of my 3 day journey.

Each ribbon represents my sponsers who have generously donated in order to allow me to meet my minimum requirement. I printed each of your names and will wear it around my neck for the entire 60 miles. I meant it when I said I will keep each of you with me and close to my heart as I walk to find a cure.

This is truly an emotional and life-changing time for me. Each hour that gets closer, the more emotions surround me. I will be taking TONS of pictures and creating a slideshow so that you all can experience this journey that I am about to embark on!

Thanks again for all of your love and support!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Only 8 full days left until the Breast Cancer 3-Day begins! The excitement and emotions surrounding the event are increasing every day. I am so happy that I took this challenge on. I am also extremely proud of myself that I made it through the training and hung in there during the tough spots. I thank everyone who gave me the support, love and courage to keep going when I felt like I could not walk another mile.

My fundraising hasn’t been easy either. To date I have $1,537 donated on my behalf. In order to participate, I must raise $2,200. I am still hopeful that I will reach my minimum because of so many friends, family, and strangers who have supported me to get this far. I know there are several of you that still want to donate; it is not too late! You can go to my personal page or give it to me (cash or check made out to The Breast Cancer 3-day is perfect!) If you already donated and still want to help, please forward this on to anyone you know that might want to help too.

The other news that I am so enthused to tell you about is that the event information has been released! Please read the full version of the Supporter’s Guide online here. There are several cheering stations that have been arranged to ensure your safety throughout the 3 days of the event. If you can, please stop by so that you can experience the 3 day too!

Friday, September 26:
8:00 am - 11:15 am
Heartland Marketplace Shopping Plaza
Northeast corner of Farmington Road and 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills

11:45 am - 4:45 pm
North Ridge Commons Shopping Plaza
8 Mile between Farmington Road and Gill Road

Saturday, September 27:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Plymouth
Penniman and Main Streets

12:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Frank's Nursery Lot
36630 5 Mile Rd. (for Frank's Nursery and CVS Pharmacy)

Sunday, September 28:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mid 5 Center
South West corner of 5 Mile Road and Middlebelt Road

Also, you are invited and encouraged to come to the closing ceremonies on September 28th. It will be held at The Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, starting at 5:30 PM. They recommend coming at least one hour early to secure a spot by the stage and to allow for traffic congestion. I hear this is an emotional and heart-warming experience for everyone in attendance. More information is provided in the Supporter’s Guide (which is linked above).

Again, I appreciate all of your support throughout this entire experience and I hope that I will see you at the cheering stations and at the closing ceremonies!

Truly Feeling Blessed,