It’s the second and last day of the Avon walk and Kira is the last of our spotlighted walkers. Her personal page at the Avon site is light on details about what her personal connections to the disease are… except for the picture of her and her friend Debra, seen here, who her caption indicates is no longer with us.
Dear Friends and Family,
As you probably already know I have decided to participate in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This is such an important cause to me because this year, an estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer takes another life every 14 minutes. Another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. An estimated three million women are living with breast cancer. One million of them don’t yet know it.
As part of the event, I pledged to raise money. People can make donations on my behalf, so that I can reach my fundraising goal. With the donations raised, the Avon Foundation will provide support and resources for women affected by this terrible disease. This will help so many people in our own community and throughout the country. Any amount you can give is great; I just appreciate your support.
It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause – you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
Thank you for supporting me always, but especially in this challenge; you really do make a difference.
Help fight breast cancer and support Amber here. Click the “click here to support me” button on that page and donate.
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