Here is a story about six women under the age of 40 who were diagnosed with breast cancer.
In other news, doesn’t it suck that my 95 year old great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy last week? She has survived diabetes, a broken hip, being widowed and still lives independently, although she doesn’t drive anymore. The good news: she doesn’t need radiation or chemo. And her hospital stay was brief!
In the meantime, I’m training for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I’ve logged 25 miles since July 1, in addition to several spin classes and my normal strength-training and ab routines. Yay!
There’s still some time to donate! So far, I’ve had two donations from blogger friends, as well as several donations from high school and college friends, family and even my high school guidance counselor (hi, Liz!), who was the first to donate. Right now, I’m waiting for some students to return to campus, so we can partner in some fund raising efforts. I have a few students who have volunteered to assist me with the baking for a bake sale and I think I can get a bunch of folks willing to put together an outdoor concert fundraiser with me.
Unfortunately, my gym claims they already do “enough” of “their own” fundraisers, so they wouldn’t help sponsor me or host a fundraising event. I was hoping to tie some pink balloons to a treadmill and wear a shirt that said “Ask me what I’m training for!” I’d have a jar for donations and (taking an idea from my friend Casey who is also doing the walk with us) if they donated X amount of dollars (maybe $25), I would run for 60 seconds. The walk is 13 and a half weeks from today and I still have about $1700 to raise. Yikes!