3 Days and 60 Miles = HOPE

A few posts back, (Hauling Hay) I mentioned that my sister, Carrie, was about to embark on a journey 60 miles long.  Well today is the day!  The Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk started today in Twin Cities, MN.

This is Carrie.  She is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, friend, hard-worker and a very dedicated individual.  This is her in the hotel room before the opening ceremonies this morning.  The participants had to be there at 7:00 a.m with the walk to start at 7:30 a.m.

Carrie began this journey three years ago when she did her first walk.  It too was in Minnesota and she had one friend walking with her.  This year there are ten women from around Iowa who are walking as a team.  So far today they will have walked 19.4 miles!!!

I am truly in awe and amazed by these woman and the work and dedication that goes into training to walk 60 miles in three days.  These ladies are like Carrie.  Moms and wives who have children, husbands and jobs that demand their time and energy and still they find the time and energy to dedicate themselves to this.  They all have their own reasons for walking, but they all do hope that by doing things like this, there will someday be a cure for breast cancer.  Way to go Ladies!!  Way to go!

We have lost friends and family members to cancer.  We know men and woman who are fighting cancer now.  Cancer is something that does not discriminate.  It can attack anyone at any time.  So this walk, these 60 miles, they are for everyone who has been affected by cancer.  And truly, we all have.  So as you read this post about a sister who is walking, don’t think of her as someone else in pink, think of her as part of the mission to find a cure.

If you have lost someone special to breast cancer, please share their story so that others can continue the fight for them.

Blessings to you and the walkers at this weekends 3-Day,

Laurie – Country Link


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