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Sample Breast Cancer Walk Donation Letter

 

Dear Family & Friends:

Yes, I am doing it again – I signed up to walk 60 miles for the 2011 Breast Cancer 3-Day which will be held on October 28 – 30.  I had such an incredible experience last year that I am going back for more.  I am so excited about this event, even though I now know what I have gotten myself into. 

So many of you have asked about my sister.  I am happy to report that she is doing fantastic.  She has finished her chemo and radiation and her hair is finally growing back.  The one thing I have come away with is that this disease isn’t cured by a shot, a week in bed or an operation.  My sister’s treatment was 1 ½ years long. 

So, I will be walking 60 miles over 3 days to help women realize that as long as you have breasts you are a candidate for breast cancer.  EVERYONE is at risk.

I am walking because right now there are over 1,000,000 women in the United States with undetected breast cancer and 70% of those women (like my sister) have absolutely no risk factors for breast cancer. They don’t even know they should be checking.

I am walking because somewhere in the United States someone’s grandmother, mother, sister, aunt or very best friend is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes…and every 13 minutes breast cancer claims another life.  I am sure we all know someone whose life has been forever changed by this relentless disease; I know mine has.

These are staggering facts, with frightening numbers. The good news is that this is a fight that we absolutely can do something about.  I am committed more than ever to help get the word out about this disease. For now this commitment means walking 60 miles in 3 days and raising a minimum of $2,300 in pledges by September 1st.  I am hoping to surpass the $10,000 in donations that I raised last year.

I need your help. I am asking for your support. 

The money raised will go towards non-profit breast health programs, state of the art medical research and to provide support for women in the United States who don’t have insurance

To support me please go to www.the3day.org and click on “donate today.” I am walking in the Tampa walk. Enter my name and follow the directions to pledge online with a debit card, credit card, or online check. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated.  I always tell everyone that if everyone gave just $1 those dollars add up.

The other option is to mail your check made out to “Breast Cancer 3 Day” directly to me.  I will do the paperwork and submit the pledge on your behalf.

Whichever method you choose, I hope that you will choose to share this incredible experience with me.  Those that donate online will receive an e-mail confirmation that can be used for tax purposes.  If you donate by check, your cancelled check is your proof of donation. 

I will once again do my follow-up newsletter after the walk so you can share the experience with me.  Thank you so much for your support and generosity.