One of our walking friends sent us this slide show from the walk in D.C. last year. Here’s the link to the slideshow site:
So, I’m Ellie, the daughter. How did I somehow get involved in this? After all I really can’t say I know another teenage girl who volunteers, even convinces, (yes *gasp* this was my idea) her mother to do a 60 mile walk with her. A couple of months ago I wouldn’t even think of doing this. Then again things change when you discover your mom has a big bandage
In 2004 I did the 3-Day in New York. I decided to do the walk on the spur of the moment. I heard an ad on the radio and I just knew I wanted to be part of it. I wanted to do something which mattered. I heard the ad, ran inside and signed up. Afterward, I started to think about why it was important that I do this. I wanted to honor someone in my life who died of breast cancer and who had not been properly honored by me for the role she played in my life.
We have joined the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk to fight breast cancer. We are Jenny and Ellie, mother and daughter. We will walk sixty miles over the course of three days in DC this coming October. But before that we will be on a journey training together and fund-raising. We hope you will join us on our actual and virtual journey.