60 Miles, 3 Days, 1 Goal

I am walking in my 2nd Michigan Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in August 2011. The day after I completed my 1st 3-Day I logged into the Susan G. Komen website and registered for next year's event.

Was the walk easy? No. So why sign up again? Because I can! I can raise the awareness, I can raise the funds, I can walk the walk! And this year I am fortunate enough to have my sister join me on this awesome journey. There are thousands of 3-Day walkers who can't walk with their sisters, I embrace this year's journey with every ounce of gratitude!!

Please follow along as Jennifer and I fundraise, train, raise awareness, possibly argue, and find out more about each other than we ever imagined!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Let's Try Again

Let's give this blog thing another whirl. I discontinued my other blog and have created this new one in hopes that I'll actually keep up with it (humor me!).

Well, one day after my first 3-Day for the Cure event, I registered for the next one. The entire experience was unbelievable and definitely life changing. Not just walking the 60 miles, but the fundraising, the stories, the planning, the training, the walking...all of it gave me a purpose or a mission.

This year my sister has registered with me and I couldn't be happier! I am looking forward to our pre-training season and the actual 24 week training program. We are both hopeful that we can encourage and count on one another for the much needed support when things get tough, boring or hectic.

She is a lot like me, always thinking of ways to fundraise. It's hard and not much fun to just hit up all our friends and family for donations. So it's trying to come up with fun, creative ways to raise the money and make it worthwhile for the donor too. So in other words, what can they get out of it besides a tax write off? Maybe a silent auction item, a fun night out with friends, a t-shirt showing their support, etc.

Like me she's a researcher. When it comes to walking 60 miles in 3 days and packing only 35lbs worth of gear, what is it that has worked for others and what hasn't. So it's been fun over the past 5 days watching her go out there and read in to all this stuff. Now she knows what my 3-Day obsession was all about!

I really hope that you'll again consider supporting this cause and keep us in mind when you're thinking of an organization that you'd like to donate to this year or next year.


  1. Glad you're on board for 2011. You know how I love blogging, so I'll definately be a follower.

  2. Glad you're going to be walking with your sister. It was great being on a team with mine.