|Next time we'll be wearing pink and Riding for the Cure!|
I hesitated before writing this post, because you are friends and there's a trust factor there and I don't want you to feel I've ever abused your trust. However, after doing some serious thinking, I feel strongly enough about this that I'm going to go ahead and post this.
As you may know, in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. We’ve all known someone – a friend, family member, or colleague – who has been affected by this disease. Often when a friend or loved one tells us they are facing this particular challenge, we feel helpless to do anything. I know i felt that way when a dear friend shared her diagnosis with me.
I would like to do something, however small, to help end this horrible disease, and so Sug and I (together with our friends Marissa and Tucker from Tucker the Wunderkind) are participating in the Ride for the Cure Central and South Jersey on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - a trail ride to help end breast cancer forever. We've called our team "Bays for Boobies." Others (read: “normal, non-horsie people”) might participate in one of the Komen Race for the Cure run/walk events, but you know I don’t run anywhere unless someone is chasing me so we are doing it this way...
I am asking if you'll consider helping by donating in support of our efforts, if your circumstances allow. Seventy-five percent of all proceeds benefit local breast cancer education and screening programs. This year, the affiliate invested $1.1 million into the local community to reach 25,000 women with breast cancer education and provide 8,000 free mammograms. The remaining 25% will support innovative breast cancer research bringing us closer to the cure.
If you can help by donating, please do so by going to my page.
If donating doesn't work for you this time, that's absolutely okay! Maybe you could keep Sug and I in your thoughts as we progress in our fundraising efforts, or maybe you can say a quick prayer that a cure is found? Or maybe you'd prefer to see how you can help efforts in your local community, or find an event you can participate in. You can do so by clicking HERE.
Thank you all for your friendship and well wishes, and for supporting us in whatever way works for you. Knowing you guys have our backs is truly special.
I'll keep you posted on how we do, and of course, as we are planning to deck ourselves and the horses out in all manner of embarrassing pink frippery, there will be pictures. Lots of pictures. If you have any ideas on how we can accessorize, please feel free to share your suggestions!