Published: June 24th 2013June 24th 2013
Jess' 30th Birthday Balloon Release
she passed on 2/17/13 and her 30th birthday was March 29, 2013
Since my last post about walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara, CA on Sept 7-8th. Two of my former coworkers have signed up to do the walk with me. By the generosity of 28 donors and 5 weeks I hit my $1800 goal and have surpassed the goal by raising $2406. Now I am asking you to help my friend raise the remaining 90% as she has raised $180 of her $1800 goal to walk.
My newest and closest friend in Orange County is struggling to raise money as she didn't grow up with the typical nuclear family. At the age of 9 she bounced around from foster home to foster home after her mother died at the age of 33. She has the biggest heart and the will power stronger than most people I know. That is the wonderful thing about the USA that many forget about...you can do anything you put your mind to here in our country, Land of the Free! She has her own personal page
that you can go to read her story, why she is walking the 39.3 miles and how YOU can donate
I want to
thank each and every one of you who have donated to the great cause of research, treatment and family services for those who battle Breast Cancer everyday.
If you haven't donated yet, please look into your heart and decide how many you can afford to donate (tax deductible)....$1, $5, $10 or any amount below:
$25 pays for test tubes and similar supplies for a breast cancer research lab
$35 pays for home delivered meals for a breast cancer patient undergoing chemo or radiation
$39.30 represents every mile of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
$78.60 doubles your support for every mile of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
$125 helps four homebound breast cancer patients receive nutritious meals while undergoing treatment
$150 can help an uninsured woman get a mammogram
$200 helps an uninsured person access life-saving tests, such as a mammogram or a bone scan to see if breast cancer has spread
$250 can help a newly diagnosed woman get the x-rays &
lab work needed to determine a treatment plan
$500 helps two uninsured breast cancer patients access chemotherapy treatment
$1000 can help an uninsured woman get a breast biopsy or MRI to see if cancer is present
$1800 can help an uninsured patient cover a significant portion of the cost of a lumpectomy
The 5 Key Areas of Breast Cancer Cause that the Avon Foundation supports: Research, Education, Detection, Treatment & Support. Avon Walkers aren't just working toward a cure someday in the future. They're making a difference RIGHT NOW to Women & Men in need.
Thank you for your support and in memory of Jessica Strader Feb 2013, Becky Williams Jan 2013 & Gwen Asay Feb 2010 and all of the survivors (10+) in my life. I will leave the easy part of donating up to you and your family and the 3 of us will do the hard part by walking 39.3 miles in September.
There are more photos below