Oh, thanks. Was wondering who that was ... CUrious about your name but won't out you.
Originally Posted by bkny11203
Yeah the name is a real curveball.
Originally Posted by kara
You are very welcome.
Wow DHP rocks!!!
Originally Posted by kara
Also thanks BKNY11203 and dawn220
I haven't even met 3 of you. That's so kind. I won't forget this! Thank you!!!
Last edited by kara; 04-04-2011 at 05:48 PM.
Okay, you're going to have to include your screen names from now on... LOL this is hard.
thanks thanks thanks! keep 'em coming!
I ordered 4 shirts for my walk. Which 2 are your favorites??
Last edited by kara; 04-11-2011 at 05:23 PM.
YEAR 2! 31 DAYS TO GO!!! thanks so much for the support last year DHP. I hope you will consider supporting me again:
"Thanks for visiting my Avon Walk page. I've committed to participating in the 2012 DC Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It's a big commitment, one that will require me to raise $1,800 and walk 39 miles in 2 days. But breast cancer is a big disease, one that still affects far too many people, and I'm determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it.
My personal reasons for doing this event include both family and friends affected by breast cancer. In my small family, predominantly (and proudly) made up mostly of women, nearly all have been touched by the disease. My grandmother, Rose Held, and her mother, Jenny Levine were both breast cancer survivors. Sadly, my grandmother's sister, Dorothy Diamond, died of breast cancer late in her life. All losses are difficult, but younger ones seem even more difficult to weather. The loss of my aunt Charlotte, many years before her time, was one that affected me the most. Though I was young when she passed, she lives on her through my cousins and all the times she's remembered, and missed. Her loss continues to remind me what an important battle this is. She is survived by my three cousins who miss their mother every day. She was a loving mother, wife, aunt and friend.
Most recently, my college roomate, Stephanie Green, died of breast cancer last year at 36 years old. She was one year younger than I am now. She lived for a few years as a proud, bold and beautiful breast cancer survivor. She¬ suffered the disease again and this time lost her life. She was a loved daughter, sister and friend.
I'll walk in memory AND HONOR of all these phenomenal women!
I can't do it without your help. Last year my friends and family helped me raise more than the required $1,800 donation. THANK YOU - WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT. Now, this year, with just one month to go, I need your help again. I hope I can count on your support again to help me to the finish line. The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those that most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I'll be just one of thousands of people that will walk up to a marathon and a half over a weekend, raising awareness of the cause and educating even more people.
You can make a donation to my fundraising campaign right here on the website by clicking on the pink "Donate Now" button. If you prefer to write a check, just contact me and I'll send you the information and form.
As I prepare for this exciting event, I plan to update this page frequently so that all my supporters can follow my progress, so please visit often. While you're here, you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more information on why this event is so important, and the organizations and people that will be helped by the money we all raise.
Thank you in advance."
[and psst. the avon foundation is different from the susan b komen foundation. just thought i'd preempt the confusion and insults to my cause.]
Last edited by kara; 04-04-2012 at 08:56 AM.