In 33 days Iíll be walking 40 miles in Boston for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Iíve been doing a lot of research about breast cancer and am amazed to find out how prevalent it is. I couldnít believe to learn that every 3 seconds a women in the United States is diagnosed with it! While I am not directly effected by the disease, there are many people throughout the world who are and do not necessarily have the resources to be treated. I was glad to find out that the money from the walk in each city goes directly to organizations in that particular city to help fight breast cancer. In Boston, Mass General, Bingham & Womenís, and (my work!) Boston Medical Center, get substantial donations from the Avon Foundation. I actually recently found out from my doctor that her practice here at BMC has a breast health center which last year got Ĺ a million dollars from the walk donations! Most of this goes towards helping make sure women who donít have insurance can get a mammogram in hopes of early diction. For the walk on May 19th I have committed to raise at least $1800 (but would like to possibly exceed that goal). Now, Iím not trying to solicit you all or anything but if any of you knitters are in some way effected by breast cancer and would like to help out by giving a donation you can visit my page
to find out more about it, every little bit helps. Thanks everyone!