Something that matters

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Hi y'all! My name is Amy and I am just a small town girl who moved to the "big city" of Charlotte to chase some dreams.

I’ll go ahead and admit that I am guilty of falling into the normal hustle and bustle of life. Guilty of getting caught up in my own successes and failures, busy trying to be everything to everyone, sometimes forgetting to slow down and look around.

I currently work full-time for the #1 television station in the market, coach Little League softball and try to manage social engagements, relationships, and everything else that is thrown my way. It’s hard enough to find enough free time to even relax, yet, after a lot of thought, I have consciously decided to take on the immense commitment of raising $1800 and walking 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

I won’t even pretend that my decision was an easy one. Making the commitment to participate in the Walk may be an easy choice for people who have been directly affected by the disease in one way or another, but for those of us who have been lucky enough to grow up with our mothers and grandmothers the requirements can seem daunting. I really had to sit down and consider all that was involved in taking on such a big obligation.

After a few weeks of debating the pros and cons, the only worry I had was the time commitment. Like everyone else, I am already busy enough without adding something else to my plate. But deep down I knew that being busy WASN’T a good enough excuse! Everyone is busy! Life doesn’t slow down for the millions of women who are diagnosed with this disease, they still have to juggle all of life’s commitments while fighting for their lives, so there was NO excuse for me, being healthy and able, not to support the cause.

I also believe that it shouldn’t take a tragedy or seeing someone close to us suffer from a disease before we decide to take action and support a great cause. This is my chance to give back, be proactive, and do something that matters.

So I will be walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for every mother, sister, daughter, cousin and aunt who has suffered through the grueling tests, pain and side effects of this awful disease.

I will also be walking for all the family members and friends who have gone through the emotionally and physically draining processes with their loved ones, in hopes that one day we will win this battle for good.

Every day we have the opportunity to do something good, be kind, and make the world a better place. But how often do we get the chance to help save lives? I want to do everything I can to help women fight this disease and WIN.

Please consider joining me in the fight against breast cancer by walking or donating. This is something that matters: the more of us who walk, the more of us survive.