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From: Joe Lerma III
Date: Sat, April 8, 2006 2:39 pm
Did you know that every three
minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed
with breast cancer? I didn't, and I was shocked to
learn how prevalent this horrible disease has become
in this country. So shocked, in fact, that I've committed
to doing something about it, and I'm writing to ask
for your help.
On July 8-9, I'll spend the weekend walking, along with thousands of other
people, in the Avon
Walk for Breast Cancer. I will walk at least the distance of a marathon (26.2
miles), and I may choose to walk as far as a marathon and a half.
Either way, it's a very long walk.I'll
have to spend the next few months training, fundraising,
and preparing for the event. It's the biggest challenge I've
ever taken on, but I'm very excited about doing it because
I know it will make a real difference to the millions of
people affected by breast cancer.
The money raised goes to the Avon
Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission
is to provide access to care and to work toward finding a cure. They provide
funding to organizations all over the country in five areas: medical research,
clinical care, support services, educational and advocacy seminars,; and community-based,
non-profit early detection breast health programs. Much of the money raised will
stay right here to help people in our city.
I'm required to raise at least $1,800
to participate, but I'm setting my goal even higher, and I
plan to raise at least (personal fundraising goal). Please
help to support me and the breast cancer cause by making a
generous contribution to my efforts. You can make your donation
online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this
message, which will bring you right to my personal page. Please
remember as you're making your donation that in less than the
time it took to read this e-mail, another woman in the U.S.
was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Thank you for your support, Joe Lerma III
You can find out more about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer by visiting
my personal page at: www.avonwalk.org