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Race for the Cure
Oh wow, I just realized that the Race For The Cure is SATURDAY! That's, like, really close and stuff. Yikes.

I haven't been doing the bestest job ever of promoting it, but I am definitly still participating. Probably just walking, not running, giving my natural tendency of hurting myself whenever I do, well, much of anything. *wry grin*

Helpful Tip: do not drop your treadmill on your toes, no matter how much you'd like it closer to your television. Especially when you're only planning on reading while walking on it, ya doofus! Though if you're going to, it's best to only squish the very tips of said toes, because those feel better quickly.

I put together a little goodie basket to leave out at work, to try and draw in a few more donations. The offer is still out to LJ land as well -- do you want me to send you a homemade postcard? Then toss a few dollars to my donation page. I'm looking forward to making y'all some fun postcards!

Points of Interest: This cause is particularly important to me because my mom is a breast cancer survivor. Early detection and treatment is the best way to survive this disease. More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year alone. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Funds raised by this event go to support local breast cancer screening, education and special treatment programs, as well as national breast cancer research.

I am going in for my very first mammogram later on this month. For a base-line reading, because of my family history. That will be quite an adventure, I'm sure.... I don't really want to, but I know it's the right thing to do. So I'm going anyway.

But first, I will be Racing and Fundraising to help CURE to this darn cancer!


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johnridley From: johnridley Date: June 6th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
FYI, I couldn't see the image on the front page of your donations page. I don't think it's just blocked from work since I tried using a proxy as well. Can others confirm, or am I just broken on this end?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strange, I can see it. It's hosted by LJ, but I looked and the settings appear to be open for anybody to see it....
johnridley From: johnridley Date: June 6th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am home now and I can see it from here. Just not from work, even behind a proxy that has always avoided other blocking.
Oh well, it didn't keep me from using the page anyway.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 9th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I saw that... thank you! You have now earned yourself a photo-postcard. Got any requests?
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: June 7th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should make a suggestive post in HNT asking for donations. Ask THEM for photo suggestions for donations. ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 9th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
heehee! Clever. Tempting... but I think I'll stick with my friends this time around. Fortunately, I have some very generous ones!
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