I can't believe that the calender says only 8 days away from our walk! And we're so excited because our goal of $7,000 has been met! Thanks to every single generous person that has provided financial as well as mental support along the way. We can't even express how much it means to us! Keep the happy thoughts coming as we head to DC.
When I imagine the early morning of October 8th, I picture us rising with butterflies in our stomachs as we join hundreds, maybe even thousands of men and women ready to walk towards a cure. We begin the journey as strangers but join together in a solidarity to abolish a disease from existence. I picture us as young and old, men and women, strong and weak and we are united to take a stand. There is such sadness felt in the crowd but also so many victories. We will take to the streets of DC to show in a pink-clad army that we will find a way to prevent this pain in the future....to live in a place where the disease is simply a legend whispered about by the old but never experienced by the young.
In preparation for this emotional event, I plan of packing my tissues of course and I've also been giving my feet pep talks to ensure that they will carry me to the finish line. Heck, I may even sprint the 60 miles!
So Washington DC 2010 3 Day for the Cure, I accept your challenge and I will bring it.
Stay tuned for loads of pictures and stories about our adventure!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Susan G. Komen really tries to prepare you for the physical journey, they give you training schedules and attire guides. They suggest blister relief and describe shin splints, but what do we do to mentally prepare for this journey? I've been thinking about why I am doing this. And after some soul searching, I'm doing this to spend three incredible days with my two best friends. I'm doing this in Washington DC, because what better place to walk in search of something? How many great men and women have walked the streets hoping for greatness? A cure is huge. A cure is great. A cure is possible? Let's Hope. The pictures are from last year, I can't wait to take a million pictures from our walk! Donate today, we are still a little short. I know everyone has given so much, we promise we will make you all proud!
Friday, September 10, 2010
As we wrap up our fundraising for Team IheartJess we are still finding ourselves about $800 short! I am blown away by all of the support everyone has shown us and we are all deeply touched. It's an amazing feeling to see the donations come in and know that we are making a difference for so many women and their families who will be effected by this disease. We are asking for your help one more time, please send our link to everyone you know, and to post it in your status, for one hour. We know we can achieve this goal especially with the help of our amazing support system, ALL OF YOU!! Thank you so much!! Team IheartJESS - Amy, Jessica & Alli Donate today!