Today is my friend Keely’s birthday. She asked for one thing: tell my friends that she is going to walk 60 miles [96.6 km] over 3 days. Why? The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure fund-raising event for breast cancer research and patient support programs. She’s going to do the walk but she needs to raise an entry goal set at $2,300 [U.S. Dollars]. Her training has already begun. Her 3-Day begins on November 4, 2011. She is hoping to raise $5,000 [or more] in total.
The whole Komen foundation is a big deal. Back when I was in Syracuse it was just sort of catching on but it has exploded in popularity as a charity since then to one of the most respected and trusted non-profit organizations world-wide. More on that in a second. There are many international cities that host Komen events. In fact, a good friend just had her city’s event last weekend. It is truly a world-wide, world-class organization, spanning the globe in 50 some odd countries. Keely will train really hard for the November 3-Day event. 60 miles in 3 days is no easy task, even on pavement. You can read about her thoughts . . . → Read More: 60 Miles, 3 Days, and a Birthday Wish