Netiva's walks for breast cancer prevention
Netiva's nymphs are dancing, if not walking:)

Netiva's walks

for breast cancer awareness

A woman in flames is a woman who works hard to achieve her goals

In June 2007 I'll be crewing again the Avon 2-day walk in Chicago.
Keep on going toward your goal.  Perseverence is the word of the day

In 2005 I walked the

y-me walk and the Susan Komen's walk.

What has 8,000 feet and walks three miles an hour? Give up? ... THE AVON BREAST CANCER 3 DAY!

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

Wendy Larks has died of breast cancer. Let's work so that other women will not.

In Aug. 2004 I will be crewing again the 3-day walk with Joel, Cherin, Deanna, Rebecca, Julie, Kerri, Cindy, Rian and Katie.

In June 2003 I crewed the Chicago Avon Walk for breast cancer research and prevention. My crew included Alyse, Allison, Bridget, Brittany, Cailyn, Emily, Jessica, Laura, Lindsey, and Rachel. We were in charge of with RockyRest Stop 6. Our theme was fight Fight for the cure

In August, 2002, I was on the crew of the Colorado 3-day walk. I was also a volunteer in June 2002 at the Chicago walk on day 0, 1 and 3.

See the crew of the 2002 Chicago Avon 3-day walk.

and see the pink ribbon cake

With my pink shirt

Pictures from June 15-17, 2001, and others Avon 3-day walk, Kenosha to Chicago.

  • Check my pix from my walks in the gorgeous trees forest surrounding the Skokie lagoons, in preparation for the

    Avon breast cancer 3-day walk.

    "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." -- Henry David Thoreau.

    Pictures from the 3-day walk with Avon for breast cancer prevention, June 16-18, 2000:

  • Tent city
  • Day 0
  • First day
  • Registration
  • With Shiela in front of our tent
  • At camp
  • Ending ceremony
  • Training walking partners
  • Do not succumb

    Walking is also an ambulation of mind. -Gretel Ehrlich, novelist, poet, and essayist (1946- )

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the U.S. This year, over 42,000 women are expected to die of the disease. There is no way to prevent breast cancer, but if it is detected early, it can often be treated successfully. There is no way to cure breast cancer, but medical research is closer to that goal than ever before.

    Imagine knowing that because of us, tens of thousands of women will be reached with life-saving early detection services and researchers may soon find a cure.

    Saving Lives.

    Joining with Thousands of Others

    The Journey, training with Florence, Lucy, Bonnie and Banita for 2001 walk.

    "Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path." Thich Nhat Hahn

    2000 Breast Cancer Facts

    Most common form of cancer in
    women in the U.S.: Breast Cancer
    Percentage of women who are at
    risk for breast cancer: 100%
    Number of new cases of female
    invasive breast cancer: 182,800
    Number of women who will die from
    the disease this year: 41,200
    Number of lives that could be saved
    annually if breast cancer had
    been detected earlier: 17,400
    A woman's risk of being diagnosed with
    breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 in 9
    Number of ways to prevent
    breast cancer: Zero
    Day 0

    My breast cancer poetry ....     "we must be the change we wish to see in the world." -Mohandas Gandhi


    To honor those who have lost the battle to cancer or were not able to be there, our shoes represented the feet of those who could not walk.

    The above picture was taken from Lisa's page

    See also Labar's page.

    and Banita's page, all partners in walking...

    A few pictures taken at my house from our Avon Captains bbq:

  • Eric the gear captain
  • With Sandy the sweeping captain.
  • Other long walks I participated in include my 4-day walk around Nijmegen, Holland, July 2001, and Apeldoorn walk in Holland, in July, 2002.

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    What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (1712-1778)

    This brings to mind the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832), who said:
    "Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."

    Henry James (1843-1916) also had thoughts on the same subject:
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, and musician (1875-1965)

    These words may read like a platitude, but our daily lives are marked with so many unkindnesses, our own as much as those of others, that it is well to remind ourselves that every act of kindness, no matter how small, is a gift to the world, making it a more graceful, more beautiful, more peaceful place.

    There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the "drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home hours after surgery against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached. Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Last year over half the House signed on.

    PLEASE Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below and help women living with breast cancer get the care they need and deserve!

    good for you gramma! My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 years old and we don't know where the hell she is!

    Last updated 8/24/03