I have walked the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile Breast Cancer event nine times. I was a proud member of the top fundraising team in Philadelphia two times, raising over $750,000 over the years. I walked 540 miles in total, because I believe strongly in support, love, education, awareness and the finding of a cure.
A few years ago, I walked with my dear friend and survivor Nancy Hornback, Program Host at QVC. We spent an amazing weekend together, learning more about each other over the 60 miles and 3 days, disconnected from everything else. Together we experienced Philadelphia, as we walked through charming neighborhoods where school children came out to cheer us on, past the historical landmarks of downtown, and finally ending at the majestic Navy Yard. The official cheering stations, as well as the countless signs and decorations on private homes and businesses, brought joyful tears to our eyes. And the closing ceremony is exhilarating and emotional beyond description.
We met so many wonderful people along the way. Like Jim from San Jose who had walked the 3-Day over 30 times. Jim told us he walks for his mother. We met another gentleman who calls himself the ‘Pink Fireman’. He followed the course in his custom painted truck that is dedicated to fighting breast cancer in honor of his three sisters.
We heard many moving stories from the brave and passionate women we walked beside those 3 days. Yes, 60 miles is a long and painful walk, especially during the 10 miles it down poured. But a few blisters are nothing compared to the battle so many people face against this awful disease.
Early screening is imperative, so I implore you to do your due diligence and get your annual mammogram. It’s not pleasant, but it isn’t horrible either. It’s quick and it is a MUST!
At the end of 60 miles, I rewarded Nancy with a pair of cowboy boots adorned with the pink breast cancer ribbon in honor of her surviving Breast Cancer and her first 3-Day 60-Mile walk. How she managed to pull those boots on over swollen and blistered feet is another testament to her strength!
For the month of October, Carolyn Pollack Jewelry is donating 10% of your total purchase from my Pink Jewelry Collection to Susan G. Komen. AND you can take an additional 50% OFF with the code PINK50 by clicking here. Treat yourself, while knowing your purchase will benefit so many others.
Wishing you love and health,