I’m often amazed at how connected our lives are, both by people and by passions.
I take a glassblowing class Sunday evenings, and usually meet my one of my classmates at the West 5 restaurant so we can carpool. This week I decided to head over early to get dinner before class. After noticing my friend’s “feel your boobies” shirt, I remembered an earlier West Seattle Blog post mentioning a 3-Day fundraiser at West 5 for Team Tracy. She then introduced me to the captain of the team, Tracy!
Tracy was winding down after a succcessful day of fundraising ($1000!), and she and I chatted while I ate. Tracy was 33 when she received her first breast cancer diagnosis, and recently wrapped up treatment on her second bout. She started walking in the 3-Day years before she became a breast cancer survivor, and is walking with 19 of her friends in the Seattle event at the end of September. We had a great conversation about the 3-Day, breast cancer, Komen and non-profit organizations in general. Here’s a woman who has fought breast cancer not once, but twice, and she’s got so much passion for lessening the impact the disease has on others. Rock star!
I decided to join the 3-Day route safety crew this year instead of walking, and as a crew member I’m not required to raise donations. But… I’d like to put a call out to those who have supported me in the past: Please consider donating to a Team Tracy member who hasn’t yet met the $2300 minimum. It’s hard to raise that much money, and any amount will be greatly appreciated!