life in the granite state
 
So, it's March. There are 141 days until the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Boston. I need to get my butt in gear. These past few weeks have been so crazy, I haven't really done anything. I haven't walked, I haven't fund-raised. Nothing. Talk about not being the greatest role model for Monica and Jess who joined to walk with me this year.
One thing I have done though, is joined a larger team. A MUCH larger team.
A couple weeks ago, Monica, Jess and I decided to join The Cup Crusaders. Last year, volunteering at Getting Started Meetings in the Nashua area, I met Sharyn. I describe Sharyn to my friends as a 3-Day rockstar. And she really is!
Sharyn started walking in the 3-Day the year she turned 60. She decided since she was turning 60, she would set a goal of raising $6,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She came just shy of her goal, but well surpassed the 3-Day minimum, then $2,200. Since that first year, she's walked in multiple cities, crewed in multiple cities, worked with Event 360 to help promote and provide support for hundreds of 3-Day walkers. This year, she's walking in three cities -- which I believe are her 11th, 12th and 13th walks (maybe 10th, 11th and 12th? Sharyn, if you read this, set me straight.) Regardless, this woman know what she's doing, she's such a positive energy and she is a great example of someone who leads by doing. Oh yeah, did I mention she's already raised all of her money for Boston?! Go 
She is a member of the Cup Crusaders, one of the largest walking teams in Boston. She suggested we consider joining a bigger team, and we thought it would be really fun and a great way to really get to know some other walkers. I know I'm really excited to walk with this team. I met Kathy for the first time at a training walk in Nashua during my first walk in 2008. She's kind of hard to forget. Every year, she dyes her hair bright pink (when she sent me a Facebook friend request a couple weeks ago, I saw a picture of her without pink hair and if I didn't know I was on her page, I would never have known it was her.) She's got an infectious personality and a great sense of humor.
As far as I know, they're the only two on the team that I've met (I may be wrong on this) but the opportunity to fundraise and train with these women and the rest of the more than 50-person team is very exciting.
Now, as I said in the beginning, it's time to get my butt in gear. This weekend, I WILL finally send out my fundraising letters. I've only raised $195 so far, and that's without really trying, so I know I'll hit the minimum and HOPEFULLY my goal with ease!
This year, for the first time I decided to set my goal higher than the $2,300 minimum. Taking a cue from Sharyn, I decided I would go for $3,000 this year because just two weeks after the walk I will celebrate my 30th birthday! It's also my third 3-Day. So I decided to go bigger. $100 for each year I've been alive? OK! I'm game. 
So, here's to a big and bold 3-Day! It's going to be a blast! 

Till next time!
Carolyn
 


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Sharyn
04/20/2011 10:42

Hello Carolyn,

I love your blog and was surprised and amused to read about myself!!!

It's people, like you, who bring be back to the event over and over and over. I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people because of the walks and crewing events I've done...and yes, this year will be events #12 & 13...and maybe another one thrown in at the end of the season!!

Keep up your great work and I'll see you real soon!!

XO,
S

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01/26/2012 07:55

THX for info

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Fine post bro

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03/22/2012 07:27

nice post

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03/24/2012 17:52

will be restored before long

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06/13/2012 05:24

I really enjoyed reading this post, big fan. Keep up the good work and please tell me when can you publish more articles or where can I read more on the subject..

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