Linda’s Ladies DC 2012
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants commit to raise at least $2,300 and spend several months training to prepare for the event.
In November of 2011 I started my 3-day journey by signing up to walk the 2012 Washington DC 3-day. Over the course of the next year I raised over $5,000, walked uncountable miles, bought two new pairs of shoes and was joined by 5 amazing women. Together we made up Linda’s Ladies.
By the end of our 3-Day weekend, Linda’s Ladies had raised $19,500. We had also gained multiple blisters and some aches and pains, but we walked across the finish line arm and arm and celebrated our amazing accomplishment.
But my journey can’t stop there because the fight is not over, my job is not done. On January 1, 2013 my great Aunt lost her battle to breast cancer. This battle is too close to home. It has knocked on my front door too many times. That is why I am once again asking for your support as I put one foot in front of the other in hopes that one day we will realize a cure for this awful disease.
To find out more about this amazing event that raises enormous amounts of funding for breast cancer research or to make a donation please visit www.the3day.org/amandaschoch2013
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