So, I know I briefly posted about The 3 Day a couple of weeks ago but this weekend marks 24 weeks until the event! Time to start training and time to start FUNDRAISING!!
Dear Friends and Family,
A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. Every 13 minutes, the disease claims another life.
This past January, my aunt, Pattie Hubbard went to see her doctor about a lump she had found in her left breast. After having to wait for the biopsy results over the weekend, we learned that the results were what we had feared. She was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer and a lumpectomy was scheduled immediately. Unfortunately, the doctors were not able to remove all the cancer and additional tests showed pre-cancerous cells in her right breast. Three weeks later, we found ourselves back in the hospital waiting room while my aunt had a double mastectomy.
Throughout the course of these events, I watched my cousin Beth, my best friend, face the fears of losing her mother. I would lie awake at night trying to think of things I could say to help, knowing there really were no words. Beth needed to know that her mom would be OK. That Pattie would be there for her wedding, her children, and the everyday comforts that mothers provide.
While I was searching for more knowledge on breast cancer to better help my family, I discovered www.The3Day.org. It occurred to me, this was the way I could help.
The Breast Cancer 3 Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. Participants commit to fundraising, training, and dedicating an entire weekend to the cause. The participants will travel an average of 20 miles a day during the event, raising awareness for breast cancer along the way. This year, I am going to be one of those participants.
I have committed to raise a minimum of $2,200 by October 26th. The proceeds raised from The 3 Day will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. The money raised will fund research, treatment, prevention, and community outreach programs. I hope I can count on you for financial support as I undergo this journey. It is difficult to ask for money, but remember you can help save lives!
Thanks to the thousands of men and women who have donated in the past new tests and treatments have been developed. After her mastectomy, Pattie was able to have a test predicting the probability of reoccurrence of her cancer. Her percentage was so low she will not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation. My aunt will be one of the lucky ones to beat this disease and become a survivor!
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
How to donate:
· Visit my personal donation page at www.the3day.org/goto/Stephanie.Locke. You will be able to make your donation online. While you are there, be sure to check out our team page for The Pink Princesses. There is a whole group of us walking for Pattie!
· You can also mail me a check. Make all checks payable to: Breast Cancer 3 Day. Please send them directly to me:
1802 Countryside Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034
This year, more than 200,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will lose their lives to this disease.