It was a record setting weekend for the Chicago Avon Walk for Breast Cancer , which was this past weekend
We set a record for number of participants – 3,600
And we set a record for most money raised at any one event – 8.2 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For reference – the Avon Foundation funds 42 clinical trials annually, at the cost of 7 million dollars!
The walk was really wonderful – lots of fantastic people, and I really felt that my efforts were worth while. Along the route there were many people cheering us on – breast cancer survivors, their families, those who had lost loved ones – all out there cheering us on, thanking us walkers for our efforts. It was truly amazing.
I walked 13.1 miles on Saturday and made my way to Warren Park, where the
All in all, it was truly moving experience and I will consider participating in it again!!!