Since it's inception in 2002, I have participated in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers.
This event involves a 60km trek and a personal fundraising minimum of $2,000. Over the last 10 years I have been involved, I have raised over 50,000 and it's never been easy. The last couple of years have been particularly difficult because, let's be honest, there are a bunch of causes to support and only so much money to go around. I completely appreciate that there are numerous causes banging on your door, however, I will plead my case! Over the years there are certainly numerous causes that have come to my attention and, like you, I have a limited budget. My cause is pretty simple - it's Cancer. In my lifetime I have lost family members and it's tried to take my mother, twice.
I witnessed my grandmother's fight first hand and I can't express the helplessness one feels when you're trying to support someone and you have no real way of doing that. To say this cause is important to me, would be an understatement. Given the statistics, the fate of many in my family seems sealed, and that infuriates me.
If you have a dollar, I'm asking you to spare it. If you don't, I'm asking you to share the two links below with your friends, in the hopes that we will meet our goal. This event helps me through that feeling of helplessness, as I'm incapable of standing still. This is my attempt to try to change the story in a way I couldn't for my Grandmother. This will be my 726th KM.. and I'll trek far more to find a cure in my lifetime.
For those that want more information on the research we're funding please read the information here
Our links: (Rob and I must both each hit $2000)gimp
I truly appreciate that money does not grow on trees and we must choose wisely when deciding what causes we opt to back. There's no offence taken should you decide this isn't the one for you and I thank you for your consideration