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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