BANGOR, Maine — On May 19, 2012, the Holy Walkamoles team will be walking 39.3 miles over the course of two days as participants in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. The Holy Walkamoles are made up of local sisters and cousins Mandie Sawyer, Arinn Goody, Bobbie-Jo Macomber, and Sam Hammond. We are honored and excited to be walking with thousands of others who have made the same courageous commitment: to help raise awareness and funding for this devastating disease. We will sleep in tents, shower in trucks, and push ourselves far beyond what we ever thought we were capable of doing.
Why are we pushing ourselves to participate in this event? Why do we keep talking about breast cancer? Why do we continue to fundraise and train? Because too many people have had their lives torn apart by this disease and we refuse to sit by and watch it happen. So we have committed to spending the next five months working hard fundraising and training to prepare for this weekend. Each person on our team has to raise at least $1,800 by May 1, but weâ€™ve set our goal even higher- $10,000 total! This will make a huge difference for the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade and support their mission of providing access to care and finding a cure. Please remember that in the time it took to read this letter, another woman in the U.S. was diagnosed with breast cancer. A staggering 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer. Even scarier, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women right now, and the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.
So letâ€™s make a deal! If you make a donation, Iâ€™ll do all of the walking!
We have lots of events scheduled in the coming months. The first event is on January 29, 2012 at the Oriental Jade in Bangor. There will be a benefit buffet dinner, tickets are now available from team members- $14 for adults and $7 for children. Seatings are at 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. for this event.
To make a donation, visit www.avonwalk.org/goto/holywalkamoles.
Contact Name: Mandie Sawyer
Telephone Number: (207)930-3584