Crazy Things White People Do: Walk 60 Miles in 3 Days

Yeah, she’s White and she’s a little crazy, but my homegirl Amber Lange is gearing up for something inspiring this weekend; a 60-mile walk in Atlanta, GA to raise awareness, support and money for Breast Cancer research, victims and survivors. Read the facts below, and then click the link to donate to her team today! You never know, you could be saving your own life!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday I will be joining thousands of other women (and men), survivors and supporters as we all walk 60 miles through the Atlanta area. We are doing this to raise money and bring awareness to breast cancer and the impact is has on all of us. Even if you don’t know anyone who is a breast cancer victim or survivor, which is rare these days, these numbers are enough to motivate anyone to get involved and help find a cure:

• About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2010. An estimated 39,840 women will die from breast cancer this year.
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death among African American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

As you can see from the graph below, more white women get breast cancer but more black women die from it.

So what can you do to help? If you don’t feel like signing up for a 60 mile walk anytime soon, I have a much easier solution…give me some of your money! I don’t care which one of my great uncle’s grandfather three times removed is on the bill, I will take $20 or $200! (And to be clear, you are giving your money to Komen for the Cure, which is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. We are fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Komen 3-Day for the Cure, the organization has invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.)

Click here to donate today!

Thanks in advance,
Amber (Teef’s favorite crazy white girl!)

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