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Apr. 15th, 2008 01:56 pm
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When opening ceremonies are over, at least one person, probably more, will be wearing a large pink ribbon. One will be handed out every 3 minutes for the remainder of the walk. Men, women, at night, during the day, those ribbons will be handed out. By the end of the walk, about a third of the people will be wearing them. They represent the people diagnosed with breast cancer as we walk. That's one every three minutes, or about 20 every hour, more than 700 by the time we've finished walking.

This is breast cancer, this is friends holding a wake that I skipped closing cermenies to drop Sas off at. This is friends hearing that their mothers, their sisters, their friends have gotten sick. This is people who have lived, 5, 10, 15 years post-diagnosis, thanks to the research and time and money that's gone into breast cancer research.

I can't do the research, it's not my field, I can't donate huge amounts of money. I can walk, I can talk. I can, and I will.

If you can either donate (click here or come out and cheer (I'll post the locations when I get it) please do.

I'm less than $50 dollars away from my goal... I'd really like to make it ::grin:: Now I have to set a new goal ::grin::

Date: 2008-04-15 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
You made it.

Date: 2008-04-15 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
Just get out there and save my boobies, okay?

(Oh, all right. Save everyone else's too.)

Date: 2008-04-15 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
Oh YEAH BABY! WOO!

*giggles*

La la la la...

Date: 2008-04-15 06:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kellfire.livejournal.com
Thank you for working so hard for the cause!

**hugs**

Date: 2008-04-15 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elkor.livejournal.com
$75 up, yo.

Date: 2008-04-15 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alricthemad.livejournal.com
And more yet

Date: 2008-04-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webqatch.livejournal.com
1. I've raised the bar on the TW donation total to $10K. After all, we already busted the last one.
2. Since I did that long spiffy table for me, here's one for you:

Friday

12:00PM At lunchtime or right after work, head over to the Event Hotel and get checked in -- even if it means standing in line for 30-90 minutes. Be inundated by pink stuff. Be more inundated by pink stuff.
After work Go home and finish packing. Maybe even toss in the 2-3 things I've called in a panic about because I realized I forgot them.

Saturday

6:00AM Due to the favor(s) that you called in, load your stuff into someone's car in preparation for the drive downtown.
6:30AM Schlep your stuff to the truck, then go get breakfast. No, really, get some breakfast. Oh right, and don't forget to stretch more than their five minutes worth!
7:00AM Moooooo! Start walking... with the coupla thousand other walkers, try not to feel too much like a cattle call.
8:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
9:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
10:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
11:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
12:00PM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
1:00PM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
2:00PM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right... okay, you get the idea.
Sometime before 6:00PM Arrive at Wellness Village. Find [livejournal.com profile] webqatch who will show you where your tent is. Get hugs. Shower. Get hugs. Food. Get hugs.
Around 9:00PM As your forehead plants itself in the dinner table, find [livejournal.com profile] webqatch who will guide you to your sleeping bag.

Sunday

6:00AM Drag stiff and sore self out of tent. Get breakfast. EAT breakfast. Pack up stuff out of tent. Smile sweetly at [livejournal.com profile] webqatch to get the tent taken down.
7:00AM Moooooo! Start walking... with the coupla thousand other walkers, try not to feel too much like a cattle call.
8:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
9:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
10:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right
11:00AM Still walking... and snacking and hydrating, right... okay, you get the idea.
Sometime before 3:00PM Arrive at Closing Ceremonies. Find [livejournal.com profile] webqatch who will show you where your gear is. Get hugs. Listen to powerful speakers. More hugs.
4:00PM Drag gear off to metro to go home.
Edited Date: 2008-04-16 07:12 pm (UTC)

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