Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fitness Friday - Weekend to End All Women's Cancers

Happy Friday everyone!

As some of you may know I love to exercise! I love using the Wii to get a good workout in on EA Active and Wii Fit Plus. I also love walking and running. I'm currently training for a half marathon in May and some shorter races through out the summer. I loved walking after I gave birth both times because it allowed me to ease into exercise and build up to running. Last year I decided to put my walking to good use.

On September 11-12, I will be participating in a very special event called The Weekend to End Women's Cancers, here in Toronto, Canada. I'll walk 60 kilometres over the course of one weekend with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds will support research, treatment, and services through The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret for breast and gynecologic cancers.

According to the National Cancer Institute of Canada, approximately 20,500 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about 5,400 will die from the disease. And there are many other cancers that also effect women. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about women's cancers. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting me in my fundraising efforts.

I've agreed to raise at least $2,000. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Use the link at the bottom of this post, and visit my site - and please take the time to support me. Please keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train.

I'm also going to start figuring out fundraising ideas, this is the first time I've ever taken on a fundraising venture and if you have any ideas that you've used that were successful please comment and let me know, I'm open to all suggestions!

For my part, I have a coin jar that I put any and all loose change in, when friends and family come over they contribute to it. I'm also putting in a dollar for every pound I lose ($28 so far) which will add up to $72 when I reach my goal. But in terms of events I haven't planned anything yet.

I would really appreciate any donation, big or small, if we all contribute we WILL end cancer in our lifetime!

Thank you,
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  1. Just want to tell you that you are awesome and I am so excited for you. Not only that the fact that you are raising money for such a good cause is great.
    Keep it up and I am cheering you on!!!!

  2. Shannon thank you so much!! I will definitely keep you posted on my progress!! :) And by the way YOU'RE awesome! :)