Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bridget Spence

I discovered Bridget Spence's blog through my involvement with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in 2010.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 21.  Her breast cancer developed into metastatic cancer, but she battled on.  She became an advocate for the fight against breast cancer, and was very active with Susan G. Komen.

Her blog posts were funny, insightful and hopeful.  I've followed her blog off and on and knew that back in December, Bridget had said her goodbyes and asked everyone to let her go.  I just discovered that she died on April 4 at the age of 29.

The Internet is a funny thing.  It allows our lives to be touched by people we otherwise would never have known.

Bridget's blog

Nancy Brinker's tribute

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FINALLY, Seattle!

This year, my Trekkin for TaTas teammates and I are heading for Seattle!

I've always wanted to go there, but no one ever stopped whining that it's always raining long enough to go with me.

So when my teammates said they were planning to crew the 2013 Seattle 3-Day, I thought it over for about 3.2 seconds and decided to join them. Two of my teammates, Laura and Diana, are crewing with me. We'll be lifting big stuff on the Camp Hydration team. Although we have to stay in camp during "work" hours, I'm praying fervently we don't have to camp.

Our team captain, Sue Lyn, will be walking. She's crazy that way. :)

As a crew member, I don't have to raise money. However, it is encouraged, so if you just feel the desperate need to donate on my behalf I'll virtually high-five you. As in, post big thanks and stuff.

When I remember I actually have this blog...

2012 MDA Muscle Walk

I can't believe I never posted this!

Last year, my mom, several members of our Sunday School class, and I participated in the 2012 MDA Muscle Walk. We walked in support of our dear friend and fellow class member, Mary Lou Eslinger. Mary Lou, unfortunately, has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

The walk, held at the Zoo, was short, a lot of fun, and a huge success.

Mary Lou's daughter has organized a team to walk in her honor again this year, and I'm thinking about participating once more.

I tried uploading the pictures using the Photobucket "stories" creator. Hopefully if you click on the photos below, it will take you to all the pictures. 2012 MDA Muscle Walk

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The View from the Sort of Middle

Team 2ManyCats did it! We walked in the 2011 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, and we had a blast! The weather couldn't have been more perfect. People actually walked together--I wasn't all alone by the third mile. And even better...I wasn't dead last!

AND...we finished 3.1ish miles in less than an hour. Take THAT, SGK! :)

I think next up may be the American Diabetes Association StepOut Walk to Stop Diabetes. I also eventually want to do an Alzheimer's walk in support of my great aunt, who suffers from it.

Yeah, I think I may be hooked on this walking for a cause thing.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Trekking I did last November!

Well, not exactly like I did last November.

This time, I'm only walking three miles. And only for a few hours on one day. Without all the financial commitment. But still...

My mom and I have formed Team 2ManyCats, and we'll be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on April 30. This cause is even more near and dear to me than breast cancer, so I'm really excited about trekking on to support it!

We'd really appreciate any donations you could make on our behalf!

Donate to Team 2ManyCats

Thursday, December 2, 2010