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
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!
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
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.
Jodie Pickett Fletcher
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