Wednesday, November 9, 2011

AZ 3 Day Walk Begins This Friday

I leave tomorrow for the Arizona 3 Day Walk.  Thank you everyone who donated this year.  The seven of us on Team Grand Canyon have raised over $22,000 this year which puts us at $58,000 in three years.  We could not have done it without all of our friends and family.  It is nice to know that such good had come out of such a terrible time of my life.  This is my third year walking. Since last year I have had two friends diagnosed with breast cancer.  Both of them in their 40s.  This year I walk for them and for the hope that I have that in the future others will not have to experience the breast cancer nightmare.  I look forward to spending time with the ladies on our team.  There are three of us that are walking for a third time, three of us walking for our second time, and one of us getting to experience her first walk.  Three of us live in Grand Canyon National Park, two of us live in Denver, one of us lives in Phoenix, and one of us lives in New York.  I am truly blessed to have such amazing women to walk next to for three days.  I look forward to the others that I will meet this weekend.  Everyone who makes the commitment to raise the $2,300 and participate in the walk has a story about how breast cancer has changed their lives.  I would like to thank each of them personally for making a difference.  The weather looks like we might be rained on a little.  We only had a slight shower in 2009 so we are not used to rain on the walk or on our tents.  I’m bringing more rain gear and some trash bags to wrap everything up in during the day when we are away from camp.   I have the world’s largest sleeping bag since I get so cold at night.  I needed help last night smashing it into my duffle.  I don’t have much room for anything else now but at least I’ll be comfy when I sleep.  I will take lots of pictures again this year and I’ll post them next week.  Thanks again to all of you who donated.  It means the world to me and it does make a difference.