Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Little Pink Tents

**This was originally posted LAST year before the 3day ... and, because I procrastinated til the bitter end THIS year ... here it is again!!!**

This weekend I am going camping. Camping in a little pink tent that will be sitting in a sea of little pink tents. A sea of little pink tents in the middle of the city. Tents full of people nursing sore feet, aching bodies and blisters. Lots and lots of blisters. Blisters that come from walking, BY CHOICE - twenty miles a day for three days straight. And other little pink tents full of people who - BY CHOICE - will get up around 4AM (or earlier) each of those mornings, brave the chilly morning air and fix breakfast for a gajillion people, ride out into the streets to blaze a trail for the walkers, set up places for them to nourish their bodies, bandage their blisters and rest on that trail and set up fun spots to send off, encourage along the way and welcome the walkers back to their little pink tent homes.

Why, you may ask, would somebody - much less a few THOUSAND somebodies - subject themselves to that? Because we are desperate to put an end to Breast Cancer. DESPERATE!!!

Some of the people I will be camping with have had breast cancer. Some are fighting it now and have chosen to camp and walk and/or crew in between their chemo treatments! Some have some one they love fighting it now. Some, like me, have some one(s) they love who have beaten it. And some, like me, have some one they love who have lost the fight.

I will do absolutely everything in my power to make sure that these two little girls (well, not so little anymore!!!), who are faced with growing up without their mommy, do NOT have to face growing up in fear.

I do it because Paula was my very bestest friend in the world. Because her children are two of the most delicious girls on the planet and I love them so very much. I do it because I have two little girls who's family medical histories are sketchy at best and I want them to be protected. And I do it so that NOBODY else has to feel the pain that comes from watching a loved one suffer this stinky disease.

I do it because "Everyone Deserves A Lifetime".

Please say a prayer for us this weekend. Those of us on the crew will be starting on Thursday and the walkers on Friday. Please pray for the families that we will be leaving at home. Please pray for nice weather, safe conditions, good spirits and A CURE!!!!!!!!!!

Also, if you would like to support the cause with a donation, please click on the button on the sidebar that takes you to my fundraising page! Thank you so much for your prayers and suport!

Thank you so very much! Don't know if I will be back before Monday....


3 of ya left some love:

Rebecca Jo said...

YOU ROCK!!! Giving of yourself like that... awesome!

Cant wait to hear all about it! Take lots of pictures!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Becky Jo - THis is such an awesome thing you are doing. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. I have a friend undergoing chemo right now for this same horrible disease. Please pray for Phyllis.

YOu are a blessing sweet one.

j said...

I'll be praying for you and all involved over the next 3 days. Proud of you! Such a great and worthy cause.