Wednesday, March 22, 2006

my challenge

It is sometimes difficult to ask those you know, and even those you do not, to support you in an endeavor you may embark. Below is the letter I sent to family & friends, but what I should have said:

Dear family & friends ... I am volunteering to walk 60 miles in 3 days in the Texas heat to support breast cancer research. They will not let me participate in this challenge if I do not raise $2,200. That would mean the hours asking for donations, developing a team and walking miles and miles to train for this event will be all for not. Please donate what you can, even if it is 25 cents. I appreciate your support. For those of you that know me well enough know how breast cancer has directly affected my family, as well as my personal health. Be an "Under Wire: Support Breast Cancer Research". (Thanks Branden!) Click below to view my website or send a check directly to me. Thank you and God bless.

Instead I sent this ...

This year, I will be participating in a very special event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Dallas, TX October 27-29, 2006.

I will walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

I've agreed to raise a minimum of $2,200 in donations. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Please take a look at my website, and designate the amount that's right for you. Please keep in mind how far I'm walking -- and how hard I'll have to train, and know how much I appreciate you!

According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, approximately 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about breast cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me -- by supporting me in my fundraising efforts.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support The Breast Cancer 3-Day.