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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Dear friends,
I have been debating this a while. Though I have participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for the last two years, I normally don't commit to the walk until I get the results of my January scans.  I also was really tempted to not do the walk in 2014.  Training for the walk takes a serious time commitment and now that I am working full-time, I doubted that I would be able to make that type of commitment.  However, in light of the events of 2013, I feel more compelled than ever to do this walk.  The loss of four young women (Carla, Genevieve, Rachel, and Jennifer) from metastatic breast cancer has brought the reality of the disease to a new level even beyond my own experience.  I will start serious fundraising in the Spring, but I wanted to let everyone know now in case they were interested in year-end giving.  I have appreciated your support in the past and hope that you will be willing to support me again this year.  I am hoping that I am not being overly optimistic and that my scans on Jan 6 will continue to show no evidence of disease!  If anyone is interested in joining me on a 40 mile walk, please let me know and we can form a team!

I hope that you have a relaxing holiday season.  Remember to hold on tight to those that you love.  Being there for one another is truly the most important aspect of the season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!