Apr. 15th, 2008


Apr. 15th, 2008 01:56 pm
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::

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