Thursday, October 11, 2007

Team Tiara Has Raised over $28,000!!!

Hello, Friends!

Are ya'll tired of hearing 3-Day talk? I apologize if that's the case. It's just that I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!! I'm so ready to get there... and go!

We still have a few people on our team that haven't reached the $2200 required to walk. Would you mind sending my blog address (www.everyonedeservesalifetime.blogspot.com) to any of your friends and family who might be interested in helping? The following note will hopefully explain why I do what I do -- and how they can help!

Oh, and if you've donated this year and haven't received your Thank You treats (You know I LOVE sending treats!), those are ready to mail and in the car -- I just have to get to the post office. YIKES. THE POST OFFICE.

Thanks!! Bunches of Hugs,
d.


Hi there!

Welcome to my blog! My name is D'Lyn Biggs, and I'm a stay-at-home Mom in Houston. I have two beautiful daughters -- Abbie will be 7 in November and Kaitlyn just turned 5.

Unfortunately, my daughters know all too well about something no child should ever have to learn about -- Breast Cancer. You see, the last few months have been difficult ones for our family. My husband, daughters and I moved back to Houston in the middle of June. Four days later, my Mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The next month was a blur of hospital stays and tests. She passed away July 21. She was only 61.

While we’ll never know if this last round of cancer was metastasized from her Breast Cancer, it’s certain that complications from the Breast Cancer she battled three years ago helped cause the decline in her health.

I'll be walking in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day October 26-28. This isn't your run-of-the-mill fundraiser. I'll be joining about 3000 other walkers, and we will be walking 60 miles in three days to raise money for Breast Cancer research, education and awareness. Last year I walked in honor of my Mom. This year it will be in her memory.

Last year at the Dallas walk, we raised $6.1 million. If you know me, you know I want everyone I know to join me in whatever it is I'm doing. This year we have formed a team – Team Tiara. We have 17 people our team and have raised over $28,000.

Each walker is required to raise $2200, but a few of our team members have had trouble reaching that mark. As teachers and stay-at-home moms, they aren’t in a position to personally make up the difference. Would you please consider donating?

• You can easily donate online at www.the3day.org/dallas07/teamtiara. Just click on the name of a team member to go to her donation page.

• If you prefer to donate by check, you can make it out to “Breast Cancer 3-Day” and send it to me at: Team Tiara, c/o D'Lyn Biggs, 15802 Applerock Trail, Cypress, Texas 77433. I'll send it in for a team member who needs it.

• You can donate by phone – just call 1-800-996-3329. My walker ID number is 110956663. All donations are tax-deductible. Once you’ve donated, please let me know. My email address is dlynbiggs@yahoo.com

This is a fight we can’t afford to lose. My girls have already lost their Granny -- we've already paid too high a price.

Thanks so much,
D’Lyn Biggs
dlynbiggs@yahoo.com

A few facts about Breast Cancer and the 3-Day:

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, approximately 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. It is the second leading cause of cancer death for all women, and the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55. Both its cause than the means for its cure remain undiscovered. Currently one million women in the U.S. have the disease and probably won't know about their potentially fatal illness for another five to eight years. Breast cancer has challenged 2 million survivors in the U.S. Increased awareness means more survivors.

The members of Team Tiara have taken on this challenge to do something big to raise awareness and help in finding a cure. The funds raised from the 3-Day benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and are helping to make these advancements possible:

• Understanding how and why cancer cells reproduce and identifying new treatment targets.

• Understanding how blocking the blood supply to tumors stops them from growing.

• Discovering why many breast tumors stop responding to hormone treatment.

• Improving imaging tools like MRI that allow doctors to see inside the breast without X-ray or surgery.

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support The Breast Cancer 3-Day

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