Crew of Avon's walk for breast cancer prevention

The captains

that rock your boat

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

See the pictures from the gettogether at our house on February 9th, 2002.

  • Renee and kathy
  • Joel and Rick
  • Biz and Chandos
  • Renee, Chandos and beckie
  • Tim and Allie
  • Ken, Allie and his wife
  • Joel and his guests
  • Tim, Netiva, and Allie
  • Joel carving with Chandos and Beckie in the backgrouns.
  • Chris and Chris
  • Brian and Steve
  • Nancy and Steven
  • Carolyn and Dick
  • all other pictures of our captains.
  • Pictures from June 15-17, 2001 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.
  • Pink ribbon made by Anna.
  • Other long walks I participated in include my 4-day walk around Nijmegen, Holland, July 2001

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    June 30-July 6th, 2002, from Amsterdam to Paris.

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