Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Maritime Girls Walking to Save The Buoys!

Hey friends, 
Today's post is a blatant plug for my upcoming walk and some upcoming events for it.  Thanks for reading, supporting us and hopefully joining me on a few training walks!
As you probably already know I have decided to participate in The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for a 4th year! I am lucky to have not had this disease impact me directly but I can tell you in the few years I have been walking, the number of men and women I have met who are directly affected is devastating!

This year, a group of alumni from Maine & Massachusetts Maritime Academies (The MMA Buoy Tenders) will be joining together again to walk, fight and raise awareness of this disease.  
We all know that there's strength in numbers, so it’s with great strength that we’ll work and walk toward putting an end to the suffering caused by breast cancer. We each have our reasons for participating - - whether it’s a personal fight with breast cancer, the struggle or loss of a loved one, or a deep commitment to the cause.
 We've each made a big commitment. We’ll spend the next few months training to prepare for a walk that is  a marathon and a half (39.3 miles total over 2 days). Each team member is required to raise at least $1,800 in donations. But because we're in this together, we know that, with your help, we can do it. 
Last year our team "The Buoy Tenders" raised over $7,000 for the Boston Avon Breast Cancer Walk. We want to thank all that donated and participated in our fundraising events and we hope you can join us again this year.
The money we raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those that most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures in the Greater Boston/New England Area.

Thank you for your time, help & encouragement!!!
Beth, Steph & Alaina!

To donate & learn more please visit our team page:

We will also be selling T-shirts again this year for $20 – 100% of the sale of the t-shirt will go directly towards the walk.  Please contact us for more details.