Sunday I walked 7 miles with Jody and Shellie, my two walking partners. Jody walked in the Chicago 3-day last year with me and Shell was going to but had other commitments that weekend. So we've been walking and talking together for more than a year now. It is amazing how we can find so much to talk about every time we walk. I look forward to our time together every Sunday.
Training and fund raising has me thinking about why I'm doing this. I know we are losing my sister in law - she has ovarian cancer - to a different disease than breast cancer, but it feels like if I can help move research in one way forward maybe it will help research in all areas of cancer.
I'm extremely grateful to the people that have already donated! As I send out emails to people I get many replies that tell me they too have lost someone to cancer. I'm thinking about how I can honor them in my walk. Some people wear ribbons or shirts with the names. I'll have to think about it some more.
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