This week the Three Muses challenge is to use maps. It was such a synchronous moment as I was just in the process of working on a journal page with a map. This map is quite important to me…I just signed up to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the map shows the start and end points in NYC: Randalls Island and Pier 84.
I am walking this year because my sister asked. She is a breast cancer survivor. At 36 years old she was diagnosed and through a series of grueling events, she was extremely lucky. Lucky because they found not only the first type of cell, but a second type that was a fast growing aggressive cell. Her doctor instructed her that if she still (!) had any living female relatives they should immediately have mammograms. It was a bad time for all, but again, luck was with her and she is now healthy and no one else has been diagnosed. I know this is familiar territory for many out there.
Last week my sister contacted me to see if I wanted to join her in the walk…she’s never walked before, nor have I. She decided that after many have walked for her, it was her turn. Well, as little girls, she being older by 2 years, I followed her everywhere. And now it is time for us to walk again. The journal page is about how important this is for me to do and how overwhelmed I feel at the same time. It is a big commitment…I must raise $1,800.00 (US). If there is anyone out there inclined to help me out….please consider a donation…I hate the act of fundraising, but unless I ask, I will not receive and unless I raise the funds I cannot walk. Thank you for looking and for your support.
I am including a link here to my Avon Walk page. I know there is a more elegant way of doing this, I just don’t know it!