Monday, May 16, 2011

Update on our Team

Some of the team has opted to take a break from the Komen 3-Day walk.  The economy has put alot of pressure on people and donations were harder to come by in 2010.  This year, several of us are walking in a local breast cancer event called "In Their Shoes" located in Athens, Georgia on October 15, 2011.  All monies raised will benefit the Loran Smith Cancer Center in Athens.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We did it!

Well, the 2010 Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure was this past weekend in Atlanta and WE DID IT!  We all met up Thursday night before Day 1 to have a Carbfest at the Olive Garden at the Mall of Georgia.  We ate some paste and had a few cocktails and just relaxed with our new friends.  Friday morning, we were up at 4 am for breakfast, packing up and catching the shuttle to Lake Lanier Islands for Opening Ceremonies.  We ran into Karen Greer from 11 Alive (rumor is she also walked 60 miles too!), we met friends from out of town including Connecticut and Virginia who came down to walk in Atlanta.  One B4B member and survivor was selected to Participate in the Survivor's Circle.  A circle of 8 survivors to bear flags.  My mom carried the Optimism flag.

Day 1 - we walked out of Lake Lanier Islands, through downtown Buford where we ran into Pam, Cheryl, April and Chaney!  Almost the whole team met up at the Pit Stop in Buford for a group photo.  We were only missing Sue & Katharine here, Sue is our 68 year old 7-year survivor with bad knees.  She was doing the best she could on Day 1, but was trailing towards the end and daughter, Katharine, stuck with her.  We walked down through Sugar Hill, Suwanee and ended up at Camp in Duluth, Georgia.  Many thanks to the City of Duluth for allowing us to use their park along the Chattahoochee River.

Day 2 - rough night at camp.  40 degrees and NO sleep for the walkers!  6:30 am came way to quickly to begin walking at 8 am.  But we all did it.  Yummy hot breakfast under the dining tent, then off to walk another 20 miles.  We walked through Duluth, Norcross, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, had lunch at Norcross High School, then circled back around to Duluth to camp.  Interviews today - Chelley did hers, I missed mine.  Arrived back at camp too late and they were all packed up.  Some of the ladies went home for a few hours for Homecoming with their kids, then back before the Dance Party Saturday night!!

Day 3 - we were bused from Camp in Duluth to Chamblee High School to begin walking from there.  Day 3 is always my favorite day!  Walking through Chamblee, Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta is awesome!  Day 3 is a very hilly route and by this time, I thought I would just about keel over!  Route Safety kept telling us "it's all downhill from here" - which turned out to be LIES!  Every time we rounded a corner, it seemed like another hill!!!!!  But we arrived at Turner Field at 4 pm and tailgated with our families.  The husbands had burgers and hot dogs ready for us - and most important - a cold beer!  Closing Ceremonies was emotional.  When the survivors walk in and we salute them with one show off holding it in the air, it's overwhelming.

We did it!  And we can't wait to do it again!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Honoree & Memorial tshirt for 2010

We are proud to share with you the design on our 2010 Atlanta 3-Day tshirt! This is our long sleeved shirt for those chilly morning and evenings with the names of the people we are walking in HONOR of or in MEMORY of.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

B4B walk tshirts

Design will be unveiled October 3rd! 

B4B in the Oconee Leader - Front Page!

Our team captain, Chelley Young, was interviewed and featured on the front page of the Oconee Leader.  This turned out to be a great community story and how our team is raising funds for breast cancer.  Immediately after the story came out, members of the community started ordering our coveted Fight Like a Girl tshirts, cookbooks and ipad Raffle Tickets!  Drawing is October 11th at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce office - less than 70 tickets left as of this date, so get yours quick!  $10 per ticket.

To read the entire story click here, B4B in the Oconee Leader.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Want to win an Apple ipad for $10???

The Atlanta 3-day is only 5 weeks away.  B4B has been working diligently so that all 16 walkers can walk!  We have been selling our Fight Like a Girl tshirts and cookbooks, working at the Snellville Farmers Market, the Lawrenceville Farmers Market, festivals in Dawsonville, Lakewood Flea Market, WalMart, and selling $10 raffle tickets to win an Apple Ipad. The first raffle sold out in 2 weeks - 200 tickets GONE!  Poof! Vanished!  And the drawing is Monday, September 20th at the Athens First Bank in Monroe!  Now the second raffle isn't selling out as quickly, but we have sold around 25% of the tickets so far and the drawing is planned for October 11 at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce office.  TWO LUCKY WINNERS!  with a $10 investment.  What a bargain!!

Get your raffle ticket now from  - $10 gets you a 1:200 chance of winning a 32g Apple Ipad touch screen computer valued at $725!!!!  All proceeds go to the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Only 8 weeks to go!!

Peyton is her "HERO"
We have been on a fundraising frenzy these past few weeks and it has paid off!  We held a yogathon and raised $180 in 2 hours.  We had a booth at the Snellville Farmers Market and raised over $200 there.  And we set up tables at our local WalMart and raised $1050 in 5 hours there.  We almost completely sold OUT of our Fight Like a Girl tshirts and had orders for 10 more to deliver this week!!  We met some fabulous ladies during the day including a 3-time survivor and a young lady in her 20's that is battling very agressive breast cancer right now.  Her short term goal is to make it to 100 days without the cancer coming back.  She discovered that she had breast cancer while she was pregnant, and didn't start treatments until after Peyton was born.  He is her "hero".

On Sunday, September 12th from 1-5 we have a Hair Night fundraiser at Jackie & Co. hair salon in Suwanee, Georgia.  The salon is normally closed on Sundays, but they are graciously opening up the salon and donating 50% of the proceeds that day to Babes for Boobs!  We will also have our coveted Fight Like a Girl tshirts and cookbooks for sale on this date, and Paula Rushing with Beauticontrol will be on hand offering discounts on her skin care products as well.  So book your appointment today by calling 770.904.4540.

We are raffling off an Apple ipad for $10 per ticket, 200 tickets sold out in 2 weeks!  The drawing will be held on September 20th at Athens First Bank in Monroe.  Tickets sold like crazy and we will be doing a second raffle!  Tickets only $10 - chances are 1:200 of winning!  That's better odds than Cherokee or Beau Rivage casinos!

To donate online, to go!  Everyone deserves a lifetime!!