This is a picture of two of my friends in Virginia and a lady I have never met. What I know about Julie (pictured far right) is that she is a survivor and the reason my two friends, Deb and Lacey, are walking 60 miles this weekend in D.C.
Deb, Lacey and another friend of mine, Liza, along with thousands of other women, will be walking in D.C., over 3 days and 60+miles to show their support of a cure for breast cancer. My three friends, along with their teammates, have each raised a minimum of $2,200. for breast cancer research and have spent months training – in the rain, the heat, in the wee hours of the morning, on vacation and even when they didn’t want to. This is the same goal I accomplished in 2006 with a lot of you as supporters. With your help I raised way beyond my $2,200. goal and made an impact as I walked, along with Liza, in San Diego. It was a great experience and though I have not done it again, I still support the cause, both financially and through prayer.
Most of you know that my mother, Judy, is a 2x breast cancer survivor and she was my inspiration - the reason I walked. It was the biggest goal I had ever set for myself as I’m sure it’s the biggest goal most of the walkers will have ever set in their lives. I ask that you pray for my three friends, Lacey, Deb and Liza and all the walkers who will start their journey early this Friday morning, October 3rd and complete their 60 mile trek on Sunday afternoon, October 5th. Pray for strength, energy, great fellowship, rest at night and motivation to get back on “the road again” the next morning. Pray for their safety, along with all the walkers and staff who make this event possible. And pray for those they walk for – many are still alive, surviving and thriving due to funds raised by these committed women!!!
I had to include this fun picture as it was taken after Julie picked a name from a raffle that Lacey held to raise some of her $2,200. Lacey had made a beautiful quilt, sold raffle tickets and raised over $700., of her total, for the cause!!! I love how this picture shows the celebration of life and how much fun it can be to give of yourself beyond anything you can imagine!!!