Saturday, January 30, 2016

3Day Walk 2015


Last September when I was in my final prep for the 3Day walk to Stomp Out breast cancer I colored my hair PINK. It was to be just a fun addition to my walking outfit.

As life seems to do sometimes, it threw our family a curve. My daughter in law was diagnosed with breast cancer. In HOPE of showing support I decided to keep it pink until she is done with chemo. I had no idea the doors to hearts it would open and the incredible life experiences it would offer ME.

Now, I am a Grandma who has been pretty conservative in all areas of my life, my whole life :) It is not a common experience for me to color my hair, let alone pink. So when I called my hairdresser to ask if she would help me out it was a definitely a first for me and she was determined to be very conservative. Not so much for one of her coworkers whose Mom is now a survivor. She was determined I should 'go for the gusto.'  I have never regretted a moment!

My pink hair has given others the courage to ask "Are you a survivor" and upon determining we share a common bond, they have opened their hearts and shared their stories. It is my prayer that they never leave without a word of encouragement, and for some an assurance of HOPE.

Pink hair has brought smiles to the faces of strangers as I walk through a store,down the street,or on laps in the mall, I am the 'Pink Lady" in the chemo room! It has opened conversations with young and old alike. The funny thing is that I forget that my hair is pink until someone mentions it and it always catches me off guard :)

A childhood friend, with whom I recently have reconnected, messaged me..."My daughter and her fiance are in your town visiting this weekend. I told her if she sees a crazy lady with pink hair walking she should stop and say HI"

I have taken a challenge to "Walk the Year"..2016 miles in 2016. It is great training for my next 3Day 60 Mile Walk with thousands of others...the goal...To Bring An End To Breast Cancer!
So if you are in my area and see a lady with Pink hair walking,stop and say HI, I will be honored!

If you would like to join me in my effort to be a part of seeing an end to breast cancer...join me by clicking the link below:
Ending Breast Cancer

I walk the miles and folks like you provide the donations. (all donations are tax deductible)

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