Friday, February 1, 2013

Pink Out February - Introduction

You know that I believe in a world without breast cancer. I walk a lot, wear a lot of pink, and talk a lot about cancer. When I look at my sweet boy, my fire for the fight is strengthened. We NEED a world without cancer. This month I'm going to offer giveaways to everyone who makes a donation of at least $5, shares this post on social media, and helps raise awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

If you're new around here, please check out leannethewalker.com or my 2012 recap. I began raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and assistance in 2008. Since then, I've raised over $13,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and walked literally thousands of miles to train for the events.

Beyond that, I've met many (many, many, many) people fighting cancer. I've lost dear friends. I've lived life without my grandmother and introduced Jarrod's grandma to her 3rd great grandboy - over 30 years since her breast cancer diagnosis. I pray for Bridget, advocate for early detection, and believe in the incredible good that Susan G. Komen for the Cure has done over the past 30 years.

In 2008 when I started this journey I walked for my grandmother who passed away before I was born. I never knew her. She was diagnosed in her 50s and never met her grandkids. I slowly met more and more and more people - a dear friend's mom, other friends, mentors, loved ones - who were fighting. My friend lost her mom, I lost my friends, we lost a mentor. I will continue fighting so we stop losing people.

I believe that Susan G. Komen for the Cure gives people a chance. Don't agree? Please check out this before arguing.

In order to continue in the fight, I'm pinking out February. We'll offer different freebies this month in return for your comments, shares, and donations. Want to join? Consider making a donation, leave a comment, and check out the rafflecopter below!

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1 comment:

  1. I found your blog before I walked in Dallas in 2011 (and I never really commented because I walked up to another pregnant lady walking and asked if she was you in the port-a-potty line and I didn't want to make an more of a full of myself)

    I would love to walk again, but have to figure out how not to get blisters first. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I really admire that you've walked year after year and continue to do such an amazing job raising money for such a great organization!

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