>My dear friend Sara was diagnosed with breast cancer a little less than two years ago. She had a mastectomy, reconstruction, followed by a summer of chemotherapy and then radiation. The radiation destroyed the reconstruction, so she had to re-do it and reconstruct her existing (healthy) breast to match it in size.
Amazing woman that she is, she took all of this as a sign to take control of her health and her lifestyle. She took up walking. I mean a lot of walking. She walked her first marathon last September. In June, she will walk more than just a marathon. She will walk the Avon Walk in Chicago, a pedometer-busting 39.3 miles in two days.
Sara is looking for people to donate to the Avon Walk in her name. If you are interested, follow these directions. You can read more about Sara and her journey.
If you have a few minutes, please check out her web-page at www.avonwalk.org. update: I double checked the link, and it works now.
To get there:
1. Click on DONATE
2. Click on DONATE TO A PARTICIPANT
3. Click on CHICAGO 2007. Click SEARCH FOR A PARTICIPANT
5. Type in her name (Sara Wilda)
6. Her name will come up under Find a walker/crew member. Click on it and you’re in!
Sara has posted a picture that’s worth a thousand words: a photo of her with daughter. She plans to walk not for herself, but so that her daughter and other daughters will not have to suffer from breast cancer in the future.
Yes, Mom, I had a mammogram. Now the rest of you, please consider sponsoring Sara. Remember, we’re doing it for our daughters.