Giving Back

Okay, this is off the subject of publishing, writing, etc… As you know I do that from time to time (OFTEN). I want to talk about the importance of giving back – donating – making a sacrifice that could help save lives.

There are people in this world that strive to serve others, help, make a difference – for no other reason then that they care. I know two women very close to my heart (my mother and my sister) who fall into that category that can only be described as extraordinary. This is the second year that they have made the commitment to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-day. Now if you don’t know what the 3-day is let me explain: thousands of women, men, even children gather together to walk sixty (60) miles in three days. Why? Just to show their support and love for those suffering with, surviving, and even those that passed away from breast cancer. In order to participate in the walk they have to raise something like $2300 each ($4600 as a team). That money goes toward finding a cure for breast cancer! Can you think of a better way to help someone?

Well my mother and sister have been training since last fall for this years walk. They are just five (5) short weeks away and they still need to raise more than half of the money needed to be able to walk.  With that said – I am asking for your help.  Together they still have to raise $2,802.00 in the next five (5) weeks.  I know that seems like a lot, and I’m not asking any one person to make such a huge donation, but even a $5 donation will help get them to their goal.

Please consider making a donation.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2012:

  • About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 39,510 women will die from breast cancer

With numbers as shocking as that how can you not want to give?

So, thank you for taking the time to consider this issue and if you are gracious enough to open your wallet or even your change purse to donation $1, $5, $20 or any amount you feel comfortable giving my heart goes out to you.

LINKS TO DONATE:

Click here to view the team page for Step by Step If the text below does not appear as a clickable link, you can cut and past the web address into your browser: http://www.the3day.org/site/TR?team_id=195040&pg=team&fr_id=1765&et=RSy2-w3szXc2EEg8n2D5aA&s_tafId=478169

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About Nina Soden

Wife, Mommy, Young-Adult Fantasy Author, Artist, Actress, Director... I'm only as old as I feel and I try to see the good in everyone, but some days that's a struggle.
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