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Walking to save “The Girls,” Part IV

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04/14/2010

Remember reading this and this and this last year?

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For 2 days, we walk as one

Well, we’re at it again with a new team name— Booby Trap— and a few fresh faces!  We’re once again fundraising and training to walk 39 miles in the fight to eradicate breast cancer.  The disease has touched all of our lives in different ways— my mom is a breast cancer survivor.  I don't think it would be out of line for me to guess— with 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer— that almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this disease.

So far training has been going pretty well.  My new year’s resolution to discover (and use) the weight room at my gym has been a success and I’m in much better shape going into things this year— my knees are grateful.  Still, I think this my last time participating in this amazing event.  Fundraising is difficult, especially in this economy, and finding enough free time to spend several hours walking is a pain in the butt (and legs).  I’m grateful I’m able to participate and I’m savoring every experience— I can’t wait for the actual event!

I encourage everyone to find a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts— whether it’s a 2-day walk, a 5k, or even a marathon— and give it a try.  The sense of fulfillment and pride is worth every second of the pain and discomfort and it’s a great way to stay motivated and get in shape.  Right Ron?  If you’re interested, here’s the information about the Avon 2 day breast cancer walk: http://www.avonwalk.org/.

Now for a little team promotion— booby trap is hosting a fundraiser this year to help us raise some extra dollars— and we’d love to pack the place with as many supporters as possible.  So if you’re looking for a fun way to do a good deed, come join us for a night to save the boobies!  Here are the details:

On June 5 and 6, with blisters, sweat, and tears, Team Booby Trap will conquer 39 long miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  In order to help us reach our fundraising goal, join us for a wild night of booze and live music featuring vocal group Fiveplay!  The fundraiser will take place at John Barleycorn in Lincoln Park (658 West Belden Avenue) at 7:30 p.m.  If you're up for letting loose on a Thursday night, $30 will get you an awesome wristband and an open bar.  If you don’t want to participate in the open bar, admission is just $20.  With both options, you will get to hear one of the greatest vocal groups in Chicago.  Here's a taste of what's to come:  www.fiveplaymusic.com .  It's going to be an awesome show, and the best part is that $10 of every ticket will benefit Team Booby Trap’s fundraising goal of $11,000.

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Vocal group Fiveplay

Hope to see you there and I’ll be sure to update you on how our team does— fingers crossed we all make it through that big pink finish line!

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