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 […]

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 […]

Pink Ink: Celtic Motherhood Knot

I ran into Beth on the second day of the 2013 Seattle 3-Day walk, and was intrigued by the design of the tattoo on her shoulder blade. She told me it’s a Celtic motherhood knot in honor of her mother, drawn by her son. I did a little research into the history of the knot, […]

Pink Ink: Walking Side-By-Side

  I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Seattle 3-Day Route Safety crew with Tom since 2010 (he rides a Harley). Tom’s wife Colleen is a six-year breast cancer survivor – she walked in 2009 before they both decided they wanted to be a part of the crew. Their devotion to each other is […]

Pink Ink: Flower & Butterfly Tattoo with a Pink Ribbon Twist

I met Blanche at a fundraising event for Team Tracy this summer, but she’s member of The Pink Penguins 3-Day team (and former co-captain of top 3 team Hello Cupcake) She’s also good friends and teammates with Aubrey, whose hope tattoo was featured earlier this month. Blanche turned 40 in 2004 and decided to walk in her […]

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