Friday, April 15, 2011

An exciting announcement!

There is still a fair amount of planning to be done, but one thing is certain. On Sunday, August 28th, 2011 a running event will be held in the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) and the net proceeds will go towards breast cancer.

I will be organizing the event along with my wonderful colleagues at Mom in Balance. Women make up the core target group of Mom in Balance by 100% and breast cancer awareness is something we value very highly. We look forward to not only past and present participants coming out and taking part, but all women and men who are inspired to support this great cause.

The event will likely consist of a 1k for the kids (and the highly pregnant!), and a 5k and 10k for everyone else.

If you are unable to attend the event or simply feel inclined to make a donation now, you can do so by clicking on the 'donate' button to the right of this post. :-)

More information and race registration details will be coming soon!

P.S. I'd like to give special thanks to Julie, for brainstorming with me thus far.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Walking on sunshine

The sun is shining today in Amsterdam and public transportation is on strike. In other words, it is a perfect day for a walk! I have admittedly been so wrapped up in fundraising strategics that I haven't thought much about the training aspect of the 3-Day walk. Considering the distances we will be walking, proper training is definitely a necessity. In the coming weeks I will be talking about training schedules and tips, but today, I'm just going to load my kids into the stroller and go for a walk.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The beginning

In January 2010, my mother lost her decade-long fight with breast cancer. She was 59 years old. To honor her fighting spirit, I have pledged to participate in the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day for the Cure. This means that in September, I will be walking 60 miles (100 km) over the course of three days, alongside some of the women who loved my mom the most. As a team we will be raising nearly $10,000 and 100% of the net proceeds will go towards global breast cancer research and community-based breast health programs.

Check back here often as I chronicle our journey to Seattle!