Walking the Komen 3 Day San Diego - 60 miles in 3 days - What a HOOT!

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This Thanksgiving, I hope to give thanks for my feet and my friends. I will have just completed walking 20 miles a day, 3 days in a row, through the streets of San Diego.  I picture sunny skies, 1800 fellow walkers wearing pink boas, sequined tutus, and men wearing balloon stuffed leopard print bras.  I hear it is one big 3 day street party as the San Diegoites come out to cheer on the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walkers with cheerleading squads, pink ribbon stickers, dogs in tiaras, and children holding clever signs -  "Save the ta-tas",  "Cancer Sucks",  and "Thank you - Your efforts saved my Mom".

Hands Up for Hooters fun walk for training for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk in San DiegoThis is my fourth 3 day walk for breast cancer, but my first in a huge team. After walking in San Francisco and Seattle (twice) with two friends, I decided to go big or go home.  You need to raise $2300 for the Komen Foundation to walk.  This year, I want to raise $100K.  Yep.  ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. I ain't goin home, so guess I'm goin BIG!

I figure raising walkers instead of raising money is the way to do it.  So our team - HANDS UP FOR HOOTERS - is forming.  We're aiming for 35 walkers to walk with us - that ought to do it since most walkers raise more than the 2300 needed.  It's only January and we have 24 so far. 

TWENTY FOUR with NINE MONTHS TO GO!  Unbelievable.  But we're going to do it. I'm doing this with Becky Lund, my walking buddy, and we've already started our weekly fun walks. Serious training starts in May.

Why Komen, you ask?  Cause they are the biggest. And have done the most. Susan G. Komen is the biggest private contributor to breast cancer issues IN THE WORLD.  The WORLD!!! They've raised $800M for breast cancer research and grants, and $1.8B (that's billion dollars) for community support and services in 30 countries worldwide. 

Hands Up for HOotersWanna join? We're Hands Up for Hooters. We're based in Fair Oaks, CA.  We'll do training walks together beginning in May.  Or train on your own.  And if you are in Whitefish Montana, or Simsbury Connecticut, we'll see you in San Diego.  November 20th, 2015.

You can't miss us. We'll be wearing pink.

 

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Tammy Lankford,
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that's an amazing gift.  Not something I think I could acomplish although I used to bike-a-thon a lot.

Jan 26, 2015 10:09 PM #1
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Tammy - what is amazing is that anyone actually CAN do this.  It's like eathing a whale - one bite at a time.  If you can walk 3 miles by may first, you just start the walks and increase a mile each weekend.  I walk Tuesdays for an hour, then do incrementally increasing walks every Sat and Sun, beginning in May.  By November, you can do 20 miles a day.  It's incredible.  And to be able to reach a goal that you didn't think you could do is mind blowing.

Raising the money? Not so tough.  EVERYONE has been touched by breast cancer in some fashion.  Their Mom, sister, aunt, brother.  Yes, men get it too.  I had it 9 years ago, which put me on this journey.  Now I get fit and healthy while raising money for an awesome cause.

 

You really COUILD do it!

Jan 26, 2015 10:16 PM #2
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It sounds like you are ramping up the efforts on this all-important fundraiser Sally. Thank you for your hard work in putting this together.

Jan 26, 2015 10:29 PM #3
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Thanks Tom.  It really is a big challenge to pull this off.  Dreaming of starting with one person, then doing what it takes to raise $100K is mind blowing.  But just like anything, you think about what steps it might take to do it, then DO IT.

 

I believe in raising money for breast cancer research so much.  When I was diagnosed, it was the thousands of women before me who participated in clinical trials who gave my docs the stats they needed to know whether one treatment would be better than another.  They don't make those stats up.  It takes a ton of research - and that costs money.

So I am ALL IN!

 

And so sorry I missed your Meet Up.  I was actually hosting a Q&A for my Hooter team that night, so couldn't come.  But one of these days, I'll be there.

Jan 26, 2015 10:40 PM #4
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What a fun thing to do.  You are doing something healthy, having fun with your friends and making a difference in the world.

Jan 27, 2015 11:39 AM #5
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Just what I think, Chris Ann.  Wanna join us?  You can train in VA, then hook up with us in San Diego!

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