16 September 2006

Cheer on My Hero

My cousin Marni — who writes the (very entertaining) blog It’s a Pug’s Life — is participating this weekend in the Atlanta Two-day Walk for Breast Cancer. She’s walking thirty miles this weekend — twenty miles on Saturday and ten miles on Sunday. And she’s raised more than $1,000 to battle breast cancer. Clap for her!

Marni is walking in memory of her grandmother, who passed away from breast cancer, and in honor of her mother and a friend, both survivors.

I’m impressed with anyone who gives up an entire weekend to walk for a cause, especially a beautiful weekend in mid-September. But Marni’s feat even more impressive. Two years ago she weighed 110 pounds more than she does today. Two years ago she could not have considered it. Yet this morning she’s taking her first steps as I write this and drink coffee on the porch (about to start the primp-and-preen routine for tonight’s date with R.E.M.).

Marni’s my hero. Head on over to her blog and congratulate her.

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At 9/16/2006 11:36:00 AM, Blogger Old Lady said...

I did yesterday. She's a nice person I.

At 9/16/2006 08:42:00 PM, Blogger lulu said...

tenS and I did the 3-day last yearwith another friend. 60 miles. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but also one of the most rewarding. I still have messed up toenails to prove it.

Your cousin rocks!

At 9/16/2006 10:34:00 PM, Anonymous KLee said...

Marni's great. I'm proud of her for doing the walk -- I know I certainly couldn't!

Enjoy your night with R.E.M.!

At 9/17/2006 05:23:00 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Good luck to Marni, hope the feet hold up OK.

At 9/17/2006 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

go marni! hope you have good shoes and socks, and good weather too!

At 9/17/2006 02:17:00 PM, Blogger Marni said...

I'm home! Didn't make it the entire 30 miles, but I'm still proud that I did it...

Thanks for your support. It helped me more than you know...

At 9/17/2006 05:47:00 PM, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Nice to see this in so many cities across America. My 2 sisters and 1 sister-in-law were all diagnosed within 11 months of each other last year. So far so good.
Thanks Marni!

At 9/17/2006 06:56:00 PM, Blogger Marni said...

BTW - how was REM! I want to hear it ALL!


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