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2018 Michigan 3-Day: Off to a Great Start!

My first of seven Komen 3-Day walks is done! The Michigan 3-Day was everything I could have hoped for and more. I met amazing, compassionate people. I endured ridiculous heat, and was grateful for the supporters who offered ice water, pickles, otter pops, and encouragement to walkers. I also had a lot of fun. More Than […]

Julie Hillers: A Life Lived with Purpose

My friend Julie was diagnosed with stage IV, or metastatic, breast cancer 12 years ago, just after she turned 40 and before her first mammogram. She went through a successful series of treatments that included multiple surgeries and chemotherapy and, in her words, had been getting along quite peacefully with her cancer. She was regularly […]

Know That You Are Loved

This morning’s training walk was different. The sky was grey, the air was cool, and there weren’t as many people out along Beach Drive and Alki Beach as there had been the past few weekends. Everything felt sort of heavy for some reason. About two miles into my walk, I came across a makeshift memorial […]

2018 3-Day Love Shirts

I’m so pleased with how my 3-Day love shirts have turned out! I wanted to create a visual identity for my seven city experience to keep me motivated and help with fundraising. Imagining a heart-shaped word cloud (I <3 hearts), I started with words that come to mind when I think of the 3-Day. I […]

A bold challenge in 2018!

7 cities. 21 days. 420 miles. That’s right, I’ve committed to raising breast cancer awareness and funding by walking in all seven of the 2018 Komen 3-Day events! The 3-Day and Me My involvement with the Komen organization began in 1997, but my first 3-Day event was in 2009 in Seattle. While the walk itself […]

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