Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Avon Walk 2012

The weekend of October 27th and 28th I will walk 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, NC. To praticipate in this event you have to commit to raising $1,800 per team member. As if the 39.3 miles aren't enough to scare most people away. Breast cancer effects so many women and families and I have been a front seat spector. My beautiful mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a sophmore in college. My 39 year old cousin has battled breast cancer twice a long with my mom's youngest sister.

Because of all these reasons this walk means a lot to me. To help me reach my goal I decided to design and sell breast cancer t-shirts. I figured I could sell 50 shirts and make a small dent in my fundraising goal. I got my first order of shirts in at the beginning of May. In right at 2 months I have sold almost 1,000 t-shirts and hugely surpassed my goal.

I've also made a new life long friend in my teammate Courtney. We met at a Avon Walk meeting and after talking for just a few minutes decided to create our own small team.
The thought of having to walk 39.3 miles in one weekend scares me but I know that I can do it because of all the support that I have already gotten, not only from my family, friends, and co-workers but also from complete strangers.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I have been wanting to do one but am a bit scared. I am so proud of you for doing it and selling way more shirts than you thought possible.