My name is Laura and I work at WSOC-TV. I’m also a very proud member of Team 9/64 for this month’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte Oct. 26 and 27. Unfortunately due to pain in my left foot I had to withdraw from the actual walk, but I refuse to withdraw my efforts from my team of fantastic fundraisers, motivators, and teammates.
Team 9/64 came up with many innovative ideas for raising money, they created t-shirt designs, and thought of training tools and ways to motivate and encourage each other. And if you think about it, isn’t that what we do for someone we love or know who has cancer? It is so important to not give up the fight!
Just because you can’t participate in every aspect of an event does not mean you are any less valuable to the greater outcome, which in this case is finding a cure for breast cancer. We have all been touched by this terrible disease, which is why we all need to fight individually and together to end breast cancer.
In memory of my mother-in-law, Dee, I plan to complete my walk when my foot heals. I have already logged 8 miles in training walks prior to my injury and plan to complete the remaining miles as soon as I can.
We can all contribute something in this fight against breast cancer and it is our duty to reach down deep to find that talent and act on it. We all have family, friends and possibly ourselves that may someday benefit from the efforts put forth in this figh ... WE CAN’T GIVE UP! So please ... reach deep inside, stand with me and Team 9/64 and let’s fight for a cure! Donate here to our fundraising efforts. The more of us who walk, the more of us survive.