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Walking 60 Miles again!

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HI,

I am sure many of you are pinked out by now- the color seems to be everywhere. I am hoping that the funds being raised this October and through the year are going to bring this dreadful disease to an end sooner rather than later. I lost 2 young friends to breast cancer this year and another young friend is currently fighting for her life. My 3-Day Walker Coach from one of my first walks back in the year 2000 is also fighting the disease. She is just 38, single and has no kids. She lost both of her breasts to breast cancer in April and is on chemo right now. She lost her mom to breast cancer 8 years ago. Enough is enough! I am angry about what this disease is doing to my friends- what this disease does to families.

As I have said in the past- I will walk every year until we find a cure. Little did I know that I would still be walking 12 years later- with no cure in site. In 2009, the Pink Wings team raised nearly $48,000 for the Boston 3 Day. In 2010, the Pink Wings team was the #1 team in the country for the Chicago walk, raising nearly $90,000!!! This year I am walking with a much smaller Pink Wings team in Dallas the first weekend of November. I have raised over $700 so far. I have $1,600 to go to reach the required minimum of $2,300.

With your help, I can meet this goal.

Just 2 weeks ago I celebrated 15 years as a cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky ones. I was here to help my daughter get off to college and to send my son to kindergarten. I am here to see my girls dance in their dance recitals and to watch my son play in his football games. Others are not so lucky and this is why I continue to walk. Every time I meet a young girl or boy who has lost their mom to breast cancer, I wonder why. Why did their mom die and I lived? Why are my children so lucky to have their mom here with them still, when others have had to watch their moms pass away? I will never know the answer- but I can feel good about keeping up the fight and continuing to walk and raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

I know that times are very tough right now and that people are losing their jobs and their homes. I also know that cancer does not care about this and that many more women have just been diagnosed with breast cancer during the time I am writing this letter.

Please donate whatever you can to my Dallas 60 mile walk. Those that can’t donate- please send good thoughts my way as I begin my walk November 4-6. The “no blister” thoughts and “no rain” thoughts are the best 😉

Here is a link to donate directly to my walk. I find it the fastest and easiet way to make a donation and I get an email to let me know that I am closer to my goal.

 

 

http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?px=1205914&pg=personal&fr_id=1622

Thanks again,

Courtney Lercara Zinszer
Owner and Founder of Pinkwings.com
2-time breast cancer survivor
12-time 3-Day walker

I am walking again in 2011! This year the Pink Wings Team will be walking in Dallas. Please consider making a donation. Here is the link:
http://www.the3day.org/site/TRC/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?pg=peditor&fr_id=1622&px=1205914
I walked in my 11th 3-Day 60 mile walk in Chicago August 6-8th, 2010. Team Pink Wings (there were 37 of us) raised nearly $90,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Thanks to all of you who donated. We were the number one team for fundraising in all the country for the Chicago Walk!
My sister and I were interviewed for the news here in Oregon about our committment in the fight against breast cancer and the 3 Day walks we participate in. To view the newsclip and other press about Courtney and Pink Wings, just go to this link: http://pinkwings.com/press.htm
Thanks for helping me to Make a Difference in the fight against breast cancer!
To donate to my 3 day walk- go to this link: http://www.the3day.org/site/TRC/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?pg=peditor&fr_id=1622&px=1205914

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