Sunday, January 15, 2006

Walking the Avon Walk 

I've signed up to take part in this year's Boston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event, being held on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. So far my two sisters have committed to be part of a walking team, and I'm working on my niece. We're hoping that it will give us a chance to spend some time together, work towards a common goal, and support a great cause.

The walk is over two days, with the first day being the walker's choice of 13.1 or 26.2 miles, and the second day being 13.1 miles, all around Boston and Cambridge. I'll aiming for the full 39.3 miles. Biggest Sister has already declared that 13.1 miles per day is the max for her little feet.

Once I've got one of them registered, I can set up our team, which I think will be named Le Ragazze (The Girls). Once our team page is set up, I'll provide a link to that as well. [UPDATE: Here's our team page!] We each have to raise a minimum of $1800 over the next four months (by May 20) in order to participate. If you're feeling generous at the moment, please take the time to surf over to my page and show your support. As the fundraising moves along, we'll each update our pages to encourage contributors to support whoever's in the most need toward their goal, so we can all take part together.

For more information on the walk and the Avon Foundation, check out these links:
Where do the funds raised go?
Avon Foundation
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Boston Event Page

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:21 PM