Friday, January 27, 2012

5th Year Walking



As you probably already know I have decided to participate in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for the 5th time! Last year we raised our team “MMA Team Buoy Tenders”  raised over $7000 towards research, care and hospice for Breast Cancer Patients in New England.  It is so inspiring to see such support from friends and family each year. As in years past I will be sending out updates over the next few months on my training and fund-raising.
 


This year we are lucky enough to grow our team from 3 to 4 amazing woman.  Each of us have our own connection to Breast Cancer and the Maritime Industry.  Over the next few months we will be training in and around Mass and Maine as well as hosting several fundraisers.

(Any businesses interested in hosting or donating raffles items please contact me at sailingfoodie@gmail.com) 


Our goal is to not only complete the walk but to also raise awareness about this disease. This is such an important cause to me because this year, an estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer takes another life every 14 minutes. Another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. An estimated three million women are living with breast cancer. One million of them don't yet know it.


As part of this amazing event, I pledged to raise a minimum of $1800. People can make donations on my behalf, at the link below.  A donation of any amount makes a huge difference and is one step closer to finding a cure.  With the donations raised, the Avon Foundation will provide support and resources for women affected by this terrible disease. This will help so many people in our own community and throughout the country.  If you go to our team or my personal page there is more information on the local organizations that benefit directly from the Boston walk.



Any amount you can give is great; I just appreciate your support. 

It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message or by check.  Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you for supporting me always, but especially in this challenge; you really do make a difference.

Beth 
5x walker!
Click below to visit my personal page.


Our Team Page: