Saturday, November 8, 2008

Help Fight Breast Cancer

Support the Atlanta 2009 3-Day Walk or the Philadelphia 2009 3-Day Walk.

Without a cure, an estimated 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years. That's a pretty startling statistic. No one should have to face this disease, so in order to create a future without breast cancer, please support Karen's walk in the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

Karen walked 60-miles over the course of three days in 2007 in Atlanta and raised over $12,000. That was her first year and she walked in honor of her mother’s three sisters and niece. She never knew then that she would be walking for her own sister in 2008. Her sister Louise was diagnosed with stage one lobular carcinoma and just began radiation. Without the research that this walk allows she may not have caught it early enough for treatment. She had walked in 2008 in Washington DC and then 3 weeks later in Atlanta. This year she rose $10.000.00. Her mother was at the walk in DC when she crossed into the holding area at the end. She turned 80 that day.

Karen & her mother.

Karen coming to the finish line.

Karen's mom overwhelmed at the finish line.


In 2009 Karen will walk with her sisters in Philadelphia.

Karen lost 3 aunts and a cousin to this disease and now she was faced with losing one of her five sisters also.

"I am just the vessel with which to raise the funds needed to find a cure for a disease that takes mothers from children, wives from husbands and daughters from mothers. The real hero's are the ones that fight this disease and beat it. They are our survivors and our warriors the ones that make it and blessed are the ones that do not." Said Karen to me in our email conversation.

Please make a donation to support her fundraising efforts. To make a donation, just follow the link below to visit her personal fundraising webpage at
http://www.the3day.org/goto/kmcenheimer-Phil09 (or click at the title above). If you don't want to donate online, you can download and print a donation form from that page that you can mail in with your donation to:
Karen McEnheimer
PO Box 789
Lawrenceville, GA 30078

You can break the donations into 4 monthly payments, using the payment plan option available if you donate online at www.The3Day.org. Many companies have matching gifts programs, so please ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift.

Please Support Karen In The Walk of a Lifetime!

1 comments:

allyson211 said...

Go Aunt Karen Go!!

Can't wait to walk with you in Philly!! What a great weekend it will be!!!