Lori has graciously allowed me to infiltrate her blog with this note to you. I certainly am not the creative writer that Lori is, so you may have to use your imagination as you read this!
First, I want to thank each and every one of you that donated cards for our 'Brunch for Boobies' event. Each and every card was gorgeous!!!! You are all such talented people out there. And to do this for someone you don't even know is just beyond a simple act of kindness. Sales from your cards will make it possible for someone out there to be aware of the breast cancer she may get, or it might help pay for someone's health care who already has the disease. All the proceeds from this walk go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Foundation in order to pay for research, treatment, education, and to help in finding the cure....so that nobody will have to endure the pain and heartache that this life threatening disease has on us.
The 'Brunch for Boobies' event was a HUGE success! I thought that due to the poor economy and people having such busy schedules, we'd never raise the money we did! Before the brunch, I had raised about half of what I needed in order to participate in the 60 mile walk in July, and frankly, I was getting nervous about that. But between the brunch, the chinese auction, poker game, 50/50 raffle, AND YOUR CARD SALES, it helped us to raise the remaining amount and then some. Yep...you read that right...all those things happened DURING the event. And it was only 2 hours long!!!!!!
You are all very special to me. Your selfless deeds will take you far in life. And a very special THANK YOU to Lori for helping me to promote my walk thru her website and spending endless hours collecting, photographing, posting and selling all those cards! I hope she'll add a few pics of me walking the event later on so that you can see some of what it's like to walk 60 miles in 3 days. If you don't have a 3-day event in your city, consider participating in another town...it's truly a life changing experience. It's 60 inspirational miles of laughter and tears, three heroic days of celebration and determination. And it's a badge of honor that you can wear for the rest of your life.
Thank you again...I love you all!!!!!