Walk for the Cure

3-Day for the Cure.
My aunt has survived breast cancer twice. Her survival can be credited to the research and hard work funded by generous donations all across America these past few decades.

This October Jaimie, a friend of mine, is planning on participating in a very special event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. She'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure will be invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research. The research funded focuses on decreasing breast cancer incidence and mortality in the next decade. She decided to walk and raise money for this event in honor of her mother-in-law who is a seven year breast cancer survivor and her aunt who was claimed by the disease.

What makes Jaimie's story so special, and heroic, is that she was in a car accident a few weeks ago, which also happens to be just a handful of months before her actual walk is scheduled.  She has since recovered (the bruises and injuries are finally going away) but her personal goal of raising $4,000 for the walk has fallen terribly short. She's going to be lucky if she gets over $1,000 from friends, family, and events she attended prior to getting into the accident. Despite the accident, the past fourteen weeks Jaimie has walked over 220 miles.

Even Jaimie's daughter is helping out!
With all her focus on just trying to get back into shape to walk the necessary number of miles for the event, I decided to step in and offer her some help. More importantly than my own donation, I promised her that I would share her story with the generous community here at JMTC.

To track Jaimie's training and fundraising progress, or even to donate, please visit her personal website. You'll also see her personal blog and the ten reasons she is walking.

Thank you,

Markco

2 comments: on "Walk for the Cure"

  1. Hi Markco,

    My wife was one of ~1,900 who participated in the 3-day walk in Chicago last weekend and had a wonderful time! The community was VERY supportive and it was a wonderful experience for her and her team. I was delighted to see your post this morning. It's a very worthwhile cause and I'm sure your friend will have a wonderful time. I wish her the best of luck in meeting her goal and hope she survives the walk with as few blisters as possible :)

  2. Thanks for the encouraging comment!

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