Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A few steps, a few dollars, a new experience

My best friend walks each year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Baltimore, Maryland. She lost her mom to breast cancer when we were in high school, so this disease has had a huge impact on her life, as it has on the lives of many women and their daughters.

This year I decided to walk with her, since I'll be in town when it's going on. While I was discussing the family schedule with Joe, Billy asked if he could go with me. After I explained to him what it's about and what it involves, he was enthusiastic about participating.

We don't plan on making a big deal out of raising a lot of money, but we'd be happy to be the conduit for a few dollars toward breast cancer research and education in Maryland. I hope it'll be a positive experience for Billy, and that he'll want to do more charity awareness, outreach and/or fundraising events in the future.

If you'd like to sponsor Billy with any small amount, you can go to his personal donation page.

We'll be sure to report back here about the event.


  1. Constantia here. I want to donate, but the donation page is coming up with an error and no lock symbol. I'll try to remember to give later. Go Billy! What you are doing is VERY important!

  2. Constantia, thank you! And I'm sorry the site is failing. I can't check it properly from the iPhone, so I'll just hope that they have it back working now or soon. Billy thought the Pirate Rest Stop on the MS Challenge Walk sounded like lots of fun, and especially appreciated your "walk the plank" schtick.

  3. Is it too late to donate to the Susan walk experience?

  4. The donation link still works, Aunt Larvae! Another friend donated yesterday. Thanks for visiting our blog! We'll have our walk report up in a day or two. :)