I am so stoked to announce that I am going to be joining Alyssa and the rest of the Double Chin Divas for the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk! Alyssa, Aubrey, Monique, and myself are going to be taking on sixty miles at the end of November in the beautiful city of San Diego. I’ve got this vision in my head of thousands of people in pink walking together, laughing, crying, and sharing all sorts of experiences as well as making new ones. I picture myself walking into a tent city as the evening sun paints the sky with pink and yellow, a reminder to me of the people who are looking down from the skies above. I can see the neatly arranged rows of pink triangle tents, ready to take in their weary guests after a long day of walking. I envision myself waking up in the morning as soon as the sun begins to beat down on our tent and laughing with Alyssa at how once again, while sleeping next to each other, we woke up “butt-to-butt.”
With all these visions I can see for myself in my future, there is no guarantee that I will make it. That’s the thing about life, there are no guarantees that anyone will make it to what they envision for their future. And that is exactly why I want to walk. None of us know exactly how long we have here on this gorgeous earth. Some people live for 100 years, some for 75 years, some for just 75 days. The point is that while I’m here in this capable body, I will do whatever I can do to make life a little easier for someone else, whether it is simply holding the door open for someone or by walking sixty miles.
Nancy G. Brinker, the sister of Susan G. Komen, promised Susan that she would do whatever she could to find a cure for this disease. With dedication and the help of millions of supporters, Susan G. Komen has provided over $800 million dollars in research and nearly $1.7 billion dollars in funding for screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs that serves millions of people in more than 30 different countries.
If you can help me make it to November 21st, the Double Chin Diva’s day to shine like the sun that will be above the sea of pink, please donate to my personal fundraising page. If you can not donate, even just sending out happy thoughts for myself and my team mates to reach our goals would be lovely as well! I’m so happy that I have the opportunity to do this walk and look forward to seeing what sorts of fundraising ideas I can do.
Do you have any fundraising ideas for me?
Thank you and enjoy your Thursday!