Monday, November 1, 2010

This Little Piggy Hits the Road-5th Stop: Atlanta

This Little Piggy had a fabulous 3-Days in Atlanta with Joyce:

Getting ready to head out.

Joyce assured me, he didn't eat the bacon.

Lucky enough to not only walk with This Little Piggy, but her daugher as well.

This Little Piggy Hits the Road-4th Stop: Philadelphia!

Deb kept This Little Piggy busy during his 3-day adventure in Philadelphia.

He even had to wait in the porta potty line....just like everyone else:

And he met some long lost relatives along the route:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Little Piggy Hits the Road-3rd Stop: Our Nation's Capital: Washington, DC!

Another stop for This Little Piggy....he spent the weekend of October 8-10 with  Holly in Washington DC. Looks like he hit all the hot spots.

Monday, October 11, 2010

This Little Piggy Hits the Road-2nd Stop: San Francisco, CA

Thanks to Karen who carried This Little Piggy on her 3-Day journey in San Fran. Looks like he had a great time!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This Little Piggy Hits the Road-First Stop: Seattle, WA

Thanks to Shannon who let This Little Piggy tag along on her Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Seattle. Here is an account of their 3-Days together:

On Sept 24-26, 2010 This Little Piggy walked in Seattle, WA during the Susan G Komen for the Cure 3-Day.  The night before he stayed in the hotel with his walker, Shannon.  He loved it!
The next morning Shannon and This Little Piggy woke up early to catch the shuttle bus at 5 am to go to opening ceremories.  There he enjoyed meeting lots of new friends and got excited to start the amazing journey of walking 60 miles in 3 days!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

This Little Piggy--on his way!

Team Piggy was created in 2008 in memory of my mom, Karen Sessions. My mom collected pigs. You name it, she had it. She lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007 after being a survivor for 17 years. Team Piggy also consists of a breast cancer survivor, my sister in law, Debbi. So, as we walk in memory of my mom, we also walk in honor of Debbi. You've heard it a thousand times, but simply, we walk because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime.
He's all packed up and ready to go! This Little Piggy is on his way to the walk with
Shannon in Seattle September 24-26.

I have walked with This Little Piggy in two San Diego 3-Days. He had never been to another 3-Day. He really wanted to experience other 3-Days and see other cities -- Thanks to the extended 3-Day Family he is off to see the remaining cities--all 9 of them. This Little Piggy is not very good at math, but let's say he will have participated in 11 3-Days; that will be 660 miles. If there are 3,500 steps in a mile that would mean he will have walked over 2 million steps. Check back here for updates to where This Little Piggy has been and where he is headed next.

This Little Piggy wants to help find a cure for breast cancer.

This Little Piggy hopes one day there is answer.

This Little Piggy has been to San Diego in 2008 and 2009.

This Little Piggy says, “To see another city would be divine.”

This Little Piggy wants to go with you on your 3-Day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Getting the word out.....

Team Piggy had a busy day. Getting the word out about breast cancer and raising over $13,000 is a lot of hard work, but it is something we are committed to do.
We are committed to finding a world without breast cancer and if that means getting up at the crack of dawn for an interview at PCTV, we'll do it! And if it means rushing to Salt Lake after that interview to shamelessly sit on the front row of Good Things Utah until they mention us (so we'll quit bugging them) hey, we'll do that too! Did it work? Absolutely! Thank you so much to Caroline at PCTV for the great interview and thanks to Jenn for getting us on the show. Huge thanks to Marti Skold at ABC4. Not only did she give us a great plug on Good Things Utah, but she put a nice write up on her blog.
You can check it out here: Marti Skold - ABC4

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Team Piggy
(left-right: Sharlee, Sacha, Caiti, Stephanie, Debbi, Judy front: April not pictured: Marquita)

Today is July 4, 2010 and as we celebrate our Nation's Independence it marks 139 days until Opening Ceremonies! We have been doing our fundraising and a little bit of training....but now it is time to kick it into high gear. July 9 will mark the 3rd anniversary of my mom's death. This is when fundraising and training will be kicked into high gear for me....and I will drag the rest of the team with me (some may kick and scream). July 9 will also be the start of the online auction (check out the page link) there are tons of amazing you can say you helped to cure cancer; we are going to have a garage sale this month and another car wash before summer is over. Don't forget the endless miles of walking we need to do to prepare for this event. You think we are nuts? We say, we are committed to finding a world without breast cancer.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Car Wash Success!

We had our first car wash on June 19. For first time car washers, I would say it was a success! We raised over $500! Thank you to everyone who helped and/or stopped by!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's all for the cause

This past weekend was the Salt Lake City Race for the Cure. I can't remember how many times I have participated in this event. Each year it falls on Mother's Day weekend and for many years I spent the day with my mom; Celebrating her life and celebrating her for fighting breast cancer. The 2007 Race for the Cure is one of the memories I have of my mom when she was still well enough to walk. I was so proud of her because she participated in the Survivor's Parade and was one of the last women to walk in....a survivor for 17+ years! This year, I watched as those women in the 17+ years category walked by......wishing my mom was with them. Of course, she wasn't. BUT--it wasn't a loss. My heart was still full....I was happy for those whose loved ones were walking in the 17+ years category and hopeful they will have 17+ more years (and many more!) with their loved one.

At the tail end of the parade was my sister in law Debbi. She should have been in the 8+ years category but somehow she missed her group. She is an inspiration and I was proud to see her so strong walking with her fellow survivors. I was shocked to see how young some of the women were. It put even more emphasis on how important it is to find a cure this disease.

It was an amazing day. Many friends and family who are not able to participate in the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure were there. My mom would be proud of Team Piggy Salt Lake City.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pink Glove Dance

If you haven't seen or heard of the pink glove dance, I guess you've been off the planet for the past couple of months. Let me get you up to date.
The video showcases more than 200 hospital workers from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR dancing in Medline's pink gloves. It became a YouTube phenom and has been seen by over 500 million people. The YouTube video has been featured on CNN, ABC, Fox and many other local stations across the country.
I am proud to say my husband works for Medline. When someone purchases the Generation Pink Gloves, Medline donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund free mammograms for women who cannot afford them.
Check out the video:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Team Piggy '09 That's a wrap!

Wow! It came and went so fast. We fundraised, we trained (a little) and we walked. Was the 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day everything I'd hoped? So much and more! As a team we raised....drum roll, please....$14,495.61! Truly amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped us make our goals. We appreciate every dollar that was donated, every item that was donated for our garage sale and online auction and we appreciate every hug and word of encouragement you gave us along the way.

Team Piggy '09 will go down in history as a team of six. My sister in law, Debbi, the veteran who is a wonderful leader. Her niece, Caiti, who as the youngest, kept us smiling the entire time. And my wonderful aunt and cousins. Judy, Stephanie and April. I am so glad we shared the 3-Day experience together. For was a wonderful time to reflect. Along the route there were small reminders of mom. Little things that would randomly "show up" so I knew she was with me. Check out the video of Team Piggy at the 2009 San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day: