Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Hey out there blog buddies and readers!

My mom is going to be participating in the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and she's trying to raise money. Any donation, however small, helps! If you are unable or do not want to donate, that's totally fine. But if you would like to donate (suggested donation is $18, find out why by reading the text from my mom below), you can do so at her Avon Walk personal page. Donations are tax-deductible and may be matched by your employer (if they have a donation/gift matching program).

I'm really proud of my mom for doing this - it's a big commitment for a great cause!

Amy's Big Walk in Santa Barbara: 100 x 18
I am counting on 100 of my closest friends and family members to each give $18.00 towards my walk.

In the Jewish culture, Chai, a word meaning "life" that is made up of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet Het and Yod, and has the numerical value of 18. That is why I am asking for a donation of $18 dollars, symbolizing the life I wish for all women, as we raise money to fight breast cancer.

Thanks for visiting my Avon Walk page. I’ve committed to participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s a big commitment, one that will require me to spend the next several months training and fundraising. But breast cancer is a big disease, one that still affects far too many people, and I’m determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it. The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those that most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I’ll be just one of thousands of people that will walk up to a marathon and a half over a weekend, raising awareness of the cause and educating even more people.

I can’t do it without your help. Though I’m required to raise at least $1,800 in donation, I plan to raise much more!

I hope that I can count on your support.

With love and hope,


  1. Thanks for posting this, Kim! I donated. It hits close to home as my mom's a recent breast cancer survivor. And please thank your mom for me! :D

  2. Thanks, Julie! And big hugs to you and your mom!