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Avon 39

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Avon 39#1
Posted: 6/6/17 at 9:08am

Good morning all,

I usually don't post things like this, but here goes.  I've just committed to the Avon 39, a 39.3 mile walk over 2 days in NYC in October.  In order to participate, I need to raise $1,800 in donations before the event.  Please consider making a donation via my personal page at the link below.  Thanks!

https://secure.avon39.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_donation&s_trID=2516&s_proxy_constituentId=8307220

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Posted: 6/9/17 at 8:25am

Bump.

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Posted: 6/20/17 at 11:12am

Bump.

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Posted: 6/27/17 at 9:59am

Bump.

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Posted: 7/9/17 at 12:44pm

Bump. 

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Avon 39#6
Posted: 7/18/17 at 11:48am

Bumping this thread, with a reminder of what it's about.  Avon 39 is a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer.  It's a 39 mile walk over 2 days in NYC in October.  I've committed to the event, but in order to participate I need to meet a fundraising goal. If you would like to donate, please use the link below to ensure I receive credit.  Thanks!

https://secure.avon39.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_donation&s_trID=2516&s_proxy_constituentId=8307220

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Posted: 7/18/17 at 12:09pm

Is Avon one of the more corrupt organizations? Or am I thinking of someone else? Sorry for mentioning this if I am completely wrong. 

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Posted: 7/19/17 at 8:29am

Call_me_jorge said: "Is Avon one of the more corrupt organizations? Or am I thinking of someone else? Sorry for mentioning this if I am completely wrong."

Wow, what a despicable thing to do.  To write an unfounded comment like that, when I am reaching out for donations to fight breast cancer is beyond the pale.  You should be ashamed of yourself. 

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Avon 39#9
Posted: 7/19/17 at 11:41am

Brian,

I made a small donation.

Focus on the positive.  A worthy cause, and it sounds like a lot of fun!

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Posted: 7/19/17 at 11:49am

Thanks, and there is no such thing as a small donation!

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Posted: 7/24/17 at 8:34am

2017 has been a year of many firsts for me.  So far, I have:

  • Lost 125 pounds (2016/2017)
  • Hiked to the summit of Haystack Mountain in Vermont
  • Completed a 5 mile run in 44:40
  • Completed a 5k run in 27:17
  • Gone zip lining (see profile pic)

I'd like to add the Avon 39 to this list.  It's a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer, a 39 mile walk over 2 days in NYC in October. I have registered for the walk, however in order to participate, I need to reach a very aggressive donation requirement of $1,800.  If you'd like to help me reach this goal, as well as contribute to this worthy cause, please make a donation via the link below.

Many thanks, especially to those who have already contributed!

Donate to Avon 39

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Avon 39#12
Posted: 7/24/17 at 12:53pm

Congrats on all your accomplishments!

 

How far/close are you to your goal?  I've already donated, but I'm just curious.   Rooting for you!

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Avon 39#13
Posted: 7/24/17 at 2:02pm

Thanks for the donation, and for the kind words!  I'm about halfway to my goal, with almost 2 months until the event.  So, no reason to panic quite yet, but the folks at Avon encourage us to be persistent.

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Avon 39#14
Posted: 8/3/17 at 11:06am

Hi folks, just bumping this.  I was reluctant to post this here, so I've been touched that folks have donated.  If anyone else would like to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, please use the link below.  Thanks.

Donate to Avon 39

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Posted: 8/10/17 at 10:01am

Just bumping this, and again thanking those who have already donated.  If you would like to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, plus help enable me to participate in a 39 mile walk over 2 days in October, please make your donation via the link below.  Thanks!

Avon 39 Donations

 

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Avon 39#16
Posted: 10/25/17 at 8:53pm

Brian,

Has the walk been held yet?  Hope you'll share your experience with us.

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Posted: 10/25/17 at 10:57pm

Yes, the walk was the weekend of 10/14 & 10/15. I completed the 39 miles in just over 10 hours. It took 7 hours to walk the 26.2 miles on day one, and just over 3 hours to complete the 13.1 miles on day two. My fundraising total was $2,414 and the total for the NYC event was $6.4 million. I am very grateful to those who supported me.

The experience itself was incredible. My immediate family has not been directly impacted by breast cancer, but I walked so my 3 daughters might not ever have to. That said, I was very mindful that I was surrounded by survivors, as well as family and friends of those who did not survive. It was very difficult to watch some of those women break down emotionally upon completing the walk.

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Posted: 10/26/17 at 2:27pm

Congratulations!  So you walked a full marathon one day and a half marathon the next.  That is some serious walking.  Thanks for your contribution to the fight against breast cancer.

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