Saturday, January 29, 2011

Knitting for a Cause: The Breast Cancer 3-Day!

Two years ago, I participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Unfortunately, the event itself was rained out. The fundraising process is incredibly grueling, even more so than the actual walk, and for that reason I opted out of walking last year.

But this year I've decided to walk again, at the encouragement of a good friend and neighbor who will be walking with me.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60 mile walk done over 3 days in October. Twenty miles a day, for 3 consecutive days, sleeping in tents in between the walks. As part of the walk, each walker must raise $2,300. I will be honest - it is the fundraising portion more than anything else that intimidates me. Last time, my husband and I knit gorgeous hats with the breast cancer ribbon on them. We will be doing that again this year, and will be selling these knit gifts as part of the fundraising process.

Please consider making even a small donation to this amazing cause. Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure are invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research, focused on decreasing breast cancer incidence and mortality in the next decade. Just click on the link provided in this post to get to my personal donation page, or click on the widget in the sidebar.

I'll be blogging about my adventures in training over the next several months. My personal goal in this endeavor is to get in shape - I will be working on eating more nutritiously and being more active. Once we have the styles for the knit items ready, I will post pictures of those as well.


Donna Banta said...

Thumbs up! Good luck on your training and your work for the cause.

Emily said...

Good luck! :) What a great cause.

Madame Curie said...

Thanks! I got my first donation today from my great-Aunt Fannie, and my team members and I have planned our first fundraising event for next week (a babysitting night - your choice of donation, we watch your kids from 6:30-9:30 pm Friday night). I'm a little wary that this will work - the folks that we are friends with are tight-wads when it comes to paying for sitters. But given the cause, I hope that it is a success!