Every year, I have this little seed of hesitation at the back of my mind, wondering whether I should sign up again, whether I'll be around in twelve months or healthy enough to walk. And then I say, "Fuck it," and sign up again, optimistic and hopeful and willing myself to keep doing this year after year, mile after mile, lost toenail after lost toenail.
I walk because I can. Because I believe we are on the precipice of monumental medical innovations and breakthroughs, and I want to do every little thing in my power to help drive that forward. Because Avon gives back to local communities to help under-served women get access to healthcare, gives to charities that support people as they're going through chemo (and I know firsthand how life-changing that is, to have someone else bring your family a meal when you're too sick to manage it), and funds cutting edge research -- the type that is bringing me smart-bomb medicine and ever-so-slowly shifting the tide in our collective fight against cancer.
If you'd like to contribute, you can visit our team page here: Team Booby and the Beast. Every dollar helps. Thank you for your kindness, your unwavering support of me and my family over the years (years!), and for walking with me -- in person and in spirit.
Next year, I'm setting my sights on Washington, DC. Who's with me?