In one week I will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City. I have walked the walk 2x before. This year I will be participating in the crew that helps the walkers. Walkers walk 26 to 39 miles over the course of 2 days and raise a minimum of $1800! The crew is there to support the walkers, giving them food and water, looking for signs that someone is getting ill, cheerleading, etc. Both the walkers and the crew camp out in tents on Randall's Island at night. It's a major undertaking! This is a cause I hold close to my heart because I work in mammography. Not only that but my mother is a breast cancer survivor. One in seven women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Even if you haven't met someone yet in your life who has struggled with the disease, you will. It might be you, your sister, your mother, your daughter, your friend... but it will happen. The Avon Walk For Breast Cancer raises money for research, education, and to fund health care for the financially under-served. One of the walks I went to had a woman who spoke Chinese and was speaking through a translator. She came to America and had no health care, did not speak English, and really didn't think about the disease. The Avon Foundation was reaching out to her community, offering free mammograms in her area, and posting signage in her language. She went for the mammogram and they did end up finding cancer. Avon was with her every step of the way, paying for her surgery, her hospital stay, providing translators and childcare to her, and even bringing her food while she recovered through the help of one of their partners, named Gods Love, We Deliver. I'm not sure if it will be frowned upon that I am asking for money on this board, but my hope is it will not be. I have a secure website set up by the Avon Foundation. I urge you to take a look at my cause, the charity, where the money goes, and when you are satisfied, I hope you will donate to this very worth-while cause. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: And yes, I'm in those pictures! I'm not looking very glam... I'm actually looking and feeling very gimpy when those were taken! Thanks in advance for your help. I cannot tell you how much it means to me as a participant, but, also, how your donations will help change lives! To anyone interested in joining one of the walks in 2007, feel free to PM me. I'd be glad to discuss this amazing event with you!