Making Strides 2012 Towards Team-in-Training 2014

FIGHT Breast Cancer!

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you would know that Breast Cancer is something that has personally affected my family and friends. My Auntie Gi is currently in remission. My cousin, Natalie N., was taken from us in 2010 and a friend's mother, Maureen W., passed last year. I wanted to get a head start on fundraising for Team Lagade for the June 16th event in Walnut Creek. Your tax-deductible donation would be greatly appreciated. Your funds will go towards the cost of mammograms for early detection, prevention programs, treatment and support services and to create awareness on how to minimize your chances of diagnosis. Besides eating the so-called magic fruit that fends off carcinogens, I suggest doing all you can to make a life style change and live healthy.

I have a personal fundraising goal of:

Currently raised:

With every Tribute Bracelet ($36) and Vitality Necklace ($59) I sell thru my Stella & Dot website or your trunk show, now through June 16th, I will donate my entire commission on these pieces to my fundraising goal for this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

# Tribute Bracelet Sold
$9 commission x 5 = $45

# Vitality Necklaces Sold
$14.75 commission x 0 = $0

Why $3,900??? I can honestly admit that I have never reached my $1,000 fundraising goal for any of my AIDS Walks or other Making Strides walks that I have participated in the last 10 consecutive years. If I reach this goal, I will commit to participating in the 2014 Team in Training event in honor of my grandfather, Victor Manzano, who has leukemia and now Stage 3 cancer. I am not a runner and fundraising an amount 4 TIMES of a goal I have never been able to raise would be quite an accomplishment - and it would be a definite sign that if I can do it once, I can do it again. My grandfather is a fighter and a lover of life and his family. I have chosen 2014 as the year that I would do Team in Training because it would be post-baby.

Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. Please sponsor me!

Related posts:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser - July 30, 2011
We Miss You, Cousin Natalie
Rest in Peace - Maureen Withrow


  1. This is such a beautiful sight, isn't it? Breath-taking.
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