Avon 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer


I am participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer.  From now until AVON 39 weekend in October 2017, I’ll train to walk over 26 miles in one day. The full AVON 39 includes doing another 13 miles on day two. I may be crazy, but I’m not crazy enough to think I can walk another 13 the day after walking a marathon :).  I’ll also be raising funds to crush breast cancer.

I’m walking and fund raising in memory of my neighbor, Julie Willis.  Julie passed away in April 2013 after a hard fought battle with breast cancer. Julie lit up the room with her smile and was the gentlest soul you’d ever meet.  I spent my childhood growing up in the house next door to Julie and remember having wonderful conversations with her during walks through the neighborhood.

Julie’s body was weak towards the end but her spirit was strong.  Sick as she was physically, Julie got up and went out and about in a pink wig to support the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run which raised funds for breast cancer awareness and prevention.  Now I’m raising funds in her memory for the cause that was important to her. This is for Julie and this is where you come in.

I am required to raise at least $1,800 to EARN MY 39 (ok, 26).

You can make a donation on my webpage by clicking the “Donate Now” button to the right. If you prefer to write a check, click the “Donate By Mail” button and follow the instructions on the form.

Your donations will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family. They will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives. 

I’m walking with thousands of other 39ers and one awesome husband- who has agreed to join this crazy journey and walk 26 miles with me for Julie. We’re banding together in solidarity and have one goal: to take breast cancer down. So many sisters,mothers, spouses, and friends have been lost. AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped. By supporting me with a donation, you’re part of it.

You can donate and/or keep up with my progress by going to my Avon 39 webpage!