Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
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!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
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.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
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 items....plus 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
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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
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: http://pinkglovedance.com/
Saturday, January 9, 2010
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 me....it 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: