Thursday, December 8, 2011

Avon 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer - Chicago

Dear Friends and Family,
The year is not quite over, but I'm already planning a huge event for next summer

On the weekend of June 2-3, 2012 my friend Susan and I will be walking, along with thousands of other people, in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I am planning on walking a marathon and a half. (39 miles!) I will also raise at least $1,800 in donations for the cause. I'll have to spend the next few months training, fundraising, and preparing for the event. It's quite a big challenge that I've  taken on, but spending this last year losing almost 100 lbs, I know that anything is possible!

I personally know 3 people who have battled breast cancer - two are survivors in remission and one is currently battling the disease.  I have been so amazed and encouraged by these women and by the spirit and courage they showed during such a devastating illness.  So I dedicate this walk to them - Marie, Emmy and Terri.  I do this also for my girls, with a hope that maybe by the time they are adults, they won't need to fear breast cancer.

In the season of giving, would you please help to support my efforts in fundraising for this important cause by making a generous contribution? Any amount will help the cause! You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message, which will bring you right to my personal page.  All donations are tax deductible. If you'd prefer to mail a donation, please let me know and I will instruct you how to do that.

The money raised is managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Foundation funds both local and national organizations in five key areas: medical research; education and early detection programs; clinical care; and support services, all with a focus on the medically underserved.

You can also help me by passing this message along to others you know who may be interested in supporting me for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  So many people have been affected by this disease, this is just my small way of giving to that community.

Thank you for your support.

With appreciation,

Jodie Pickett Fletcher
Click here to View my Personal Page


  1. What an amazing goal! Money is very tight for us this month..Christmas, property tax, home owners, and car insurance...but I will donate before your event!!!

  2. Wonderful! I will be donating prior to your event as well. Please keep updating us on your progress towards this.

  3. Great cause that is near and dear to my heart. I lost my aunt to breast cancer in 2003. Pink is the new black for me :) I look forward to hearing how your fundraising progresses throughout the next several months.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!