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Join the Pink Ribbon Brigade!

By Tig2 ·
As you may know, I am walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day in the Twin Cities on August 18-20. The goals of this 60 mile walk are twofold- raise money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (85%) and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Research (15%), and to raise awareness of a silent killer that can be defeated.

In this next year some 40,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. So will approximately 1200 men.

Please consider adopting a pink ribbon as your avatar for the next week. Copy mine- hosted on Photobucket. It is a public domain image so copyright will not apply. If you have hosting space, please consider making some available to host the image for others (Apoth- I can't find your durned link!!! I hate it when I lose important things!) The walk will end on the 20th. I will screen shot the top 100 and anyone else I can find using the ribbon image (Thanks Rob!) on Thursday afternoon before I leave for the walk.

I have trained since March to be a part of this event. My primary goal has been to bring awareness- the last person you spoke with on any given day may be a survivor. Especially if I was the last person you spoke with!

TR is more than a bunch of geeks being geeky. It is about people and the things that touch our lives. We are more than our jobs, former jobs and intellect. We are thinking and feeling human beings that want to BE the changes we wish to see in the world.

Please join me for the week. "Wear" a pink ribbon in support of those who have survived, and recognition of those who have lost the battle.

Early detection leads to prevention. Be aware!

And thank you...

Edited because I can't spell any more. Spell and sanity checker, please!

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brig ...
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Done it!

by neilb@uk In reply to Join the Pink Ribbon Brig ...

To quote Yoda, (or maybe it was jmgarvin), "Do, or do not. There is no try.".

Of course you'll do it.


When you're sitting with your feet in a bucket of water at the end of day three, you'll be planning the next one. Now that you've learned everything there is to know about electrolyte replacement, you can't stop at a measly 60 miles...

As an incentive, check this charity walker out (watch the vid) and I hope the conditions will be a little better for you (not quite so muddy?).

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You are correct, Sir!

by Tig2 In reply to Done it!

I already have the first fundraiser for the 2007 walk scheduled. I won't be able to set up my website before Fall but fundraising is a constant.

In preparation for the inevitable sore feet, I have my New Balance sandals stashed with my partner who will get them to me at the last cheering station before the Capitol. I plan to lose the sneakers and wear the sandals for the final mile.

You're absolutely right- after everything this year, 60 miles is not enough!

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by OnTheRopes In reply to You are correct, Sir!
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I just thought I had completely lost it

by Tig2 In reply to Edited out

I can't see Neil's link at all. But see yours just fine. What's up with that?

Love the reading test. But consider JD and Oz. How much easier would your reading life be if they had spell check?

Gee- how much easier would mine be???

Considering that I mis-spell at least one word per post and all...

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by OnTheRopes In reply to I just thought I had comp ...
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As far as JD goes

by jdclyde In reply to Edited out

proper use of letters is strictly optional....

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by OnTheRopes In reply to As far as JD goes
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I can spell just fine!

by heml0ck In reply to I just thought I had comp ...

Typing, now that's a different matter!

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Yes, we need a seplclehcker

by NickNielsen In reply to Edited out

The frustrated, ****-retentive english major in me already goes nuts as it is. Let's not make it so bad I can no longer ignore the voices...

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