Make some magic

Apr 11, 2010

Posted by Doris

Warning – this has nothing to do with Harry Potter. Well, actually it does.

This weekend I walked 39 miles. I am crazy, I knew that long before this weekend!

See, here is the deal. If I were a wizard, I’d find a magical cure for breast cancer. I’d make sure all my loved ones (that means you) were protected and best of all, I’d make sure every person in the world was safe from this disease.

I’m not a wizard. Unfortunately, the muggle in me can not find a spell to fix this, so instead I walk.

This weekend was the Houston – Avon Breast Cancer Walk. Over a thousand people walked 39 miles in 2 days to raise over 2 million dollars to make the magic happen. I’ve been a part of this walk for three years now. First, in honor of my mom, now in her memory.

See, I’m not a wizard, I can’t make magic happen. Instead, I choose to be active to do something. That’s what I am asking you to do. Find something and make the world a better place.

(If you’d like to support my 2011 walk please feel free to donate. )

Thanks to the Harry Potter fans who cheered me on. ( I totally adore my pink broom) I had a crew of 20 students whose moms have had breast cancer, it was great to see so many Leaky members there as well.

Make some magic happen for the muggles in this world.

Doris





8 Responses to Make some magic

Avatar ImageBringItVoldy1222 says: I totally support this. Not that it matters, but I really do. This isn't something I would make a joke out of -- I am being perfectly serious when I say that this right here is a GOOD cause. Better than killing Voldemort, because in a way, this IS Voldemort, only real. Voldemort represents evil and death, right? And Harry has to overcome him. Well, for a lot of women, Breast Cancer is their Voldemort. And they can't overcome it alone. That's what this walk is for. And even though I'm just a sarcastic teenie-bopper who spends too much time reading (is there any such thing?) and not enough time getting off her butt and helping, and my opinion about this can't matter much, I absolutely believe in this cause as much as I believe in Jesus. Keep it up, girls.Avatar ImageLillylove says: Well done, Doris. And as always, I love to read the things you write. You express your heart so beautifully. Being an oncology nurse for many years of my career, finding cures for cancers is high on my priority list as well...not to mention, all the loved ones among my family & friends that have lost their battle with the disease. We'll keep right on walking, my friend!Avatar ImageDorisTLC says: Thanks to both of you - and you are right BringItVoldyROAR, this is Voldemort. It's our job to help support the good in the world by trying to remove the evil. Lillylove as usual, thanks! I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. It's who I am. This year I found I tested positive for the Brach A genetic mutation so I know I have a very high chance of getting it. All of this research has given me knowledge. Thanks both of you! DorisAvatar ImageLillylove says: Doris ~ Though "knowing" you have the gene is scarey, it also serves to bring it home how important "Constant Vigilance" is when it comes to this disease. Please do your monthly SBE & annual mammogram :) EARLY intervention saves lives. Love & hugs~ LillyloveAvatar Imageomegaweopon says: Hello friends! I want to invite you all to play with me at GP Latale Online - GamesPirate.com. If you want to join me in this great game, or you want to join one of the other games that GamesPirate.com has, please click on the following links: Main Site: http://gamespirate.com Forums: http://forum.gamespirate.com Game Site: http://latale.gamespirate.com Note: This message was provided by "GP Latale" to be used in our advertising system. We take no responsibility for the misuse of this system.Avatar Imageomegaweopon says: Hello friends! I want to invite you all to play with me at GP Latale Online - GamesPirate.com. If you want to join me in this great game, or you want to join one of the other games that GamesPirate.com has, please click on the following links: Main Site: http://gamespirate.com Forums: http://forum.gamespirate.com Game Site: http://latale.gamespirate.com Note: This message was provided by "GP Latale" to be used in our advertising system. We take no responsibility for the misuse of this system.Avatar Imageomegaweopon says: Hello friends! I want to invite you all to play with me at GP Latale Online - GamesPirate.com. If you want to join me in this great game, or you want to join one of the other games that GamesPirate.com has, please click on the following links: Main Site: http://gamespirate.com Forums: http://forum.gamespirate.com Game Site: http://latale.gamespirate.com Note: This message was provided by "GP Latale" to be used in our advertising system. We take no responsibility for the misuse of this system.Avatar Imagehermioneweasly says: That is really cool.

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