Friday, November 12, 2010

A Challenge

2010 DFW 3-Day Closing CeremoniesAs you sit in your comfortable house, or in your office, or even on your mobile device reading this post, do you ever think what it would be like walking 60 miles in 3 days?  Does it sound easy to you?  Would it be a perfect milestone for the physical goals you have set for yourself or plan on setting for yourself during this next year of more broken New Year’s resolutions?  Have you been looking for a way to make an impact?

More often than not, the thought of walking 60 miles in 3 days has not even entered the minds of the masses, however, I would like to change that and issue a challenge to you.  Join me next year for the 2011 DFW Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  Walk alongside me and our 3,500 closest friends in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research. 

Most of us have been personally been affected by this terrible disease and now you’re given a chance to honor, to thank,  or to memorialize those individuals that have made an impact in your life.  It may be a family member, a close friend, a co-worker, or maybe…it is you.  I would like you to take a few moments to think about those around you who have been impacted by breast cancer.  Picture their faces, their smiles, now write their name(s) down on a piece of paper.  After you write down those that touched your life, I want you to look down at that piece of paper and let each person know that you are going to do something to honor them in 2011.

Not only are you going to honor them, but you are going to do something insane.  You are going to walk 60 miles in 3 days for them!  But you won’t be doing this alone, you will have the full support of the Susan G. Komen foundation, the 3,500 other DFW walkers, and the entire DFW community.

I’d like to challenge you to sign up for the 2011 DFW 3-Day for the Cure.  Why wait?  Registration is open now!  While you are going through the sign-up process, go ahead and register under the ‘Team Tiara’ name.  You won’t believe the amount of support that this team will provide you before, during, and after the event.

If you are on the fence, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be more than happy to share my experience with you.  If the walk sounds too daunting for you, no worries, I have other avenues in which you can participate.  Please feel free to donate to the cause.  As a walker, I need to raise a minimum of $2300.00 to participate and every little bit helps.  When you donate, please include the name of a person that has been impacted by breast cancer.  I will be doing something to honor that individual during the walk (more details to come in a later post). 

Please check with your HR department to see if your company participates in a matching gift!

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