March 03, 2008,
C.B. asks from Plainfield, IL on February 11, 2008
Need Help Naming My Breast Cancer Walk Team
These are the names we are deciding between
Breast feet Forward
Girls gone miles
Walkin' for "The Girls"
Save the "Wonder Twins"
What do you think? Feel free to add to the list. So far we are a team of 3. My niece, myself, and my Aunt who is a 5 yr survivor.
So What Happened?™
I think the girls and I have decided on girls gone miles. We even made a myspace page(well my daughter made it for us). If any of you would like to register for the walk and join our team feel free. You should be able to find our team under Chicago by tomorrow on the Avon Walk web site. I'm thinking of designing t-shirts that say "Girls Gone Miles" , walking for a cure, underneath, with Save The Girls on the back, or vise versa. We'll then use marker to add names of people we're walking for and businesses that donate.
C.C. answers from Chicago on February 14, 2008
that's all I got. Let me know what you pick!
E.N. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
Breast feet forward....or Save the Wonder Twins.
Too cute. Thanks for participating. My grandmother died of breast cancer so my aunt, sister and I walked for her twice.
T.H. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
Wow, creative names!
Breast feet Forward
Girls gone miles
Good luck! I did a the 3 day walk back in 2000 and it was an awesome experience. Enjoy!
L. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
Thank you for doing this! My vote is for:
1) Ped-A-Cure! (love, love, LOVE it!!!)
2) Breast Feet Forward
B.H. answers from Bloomington on February 12, 2008
Awesome for you for doing the Breast Cancer Walk. My vote is Girls Gone Miles!
M.K. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
I love Ped-A-Cure! Good luck on the walk and Thank you for taking the time to do this for the Cure!
L.B. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
Oh, Pink Cupcakes! I love it!
M.G. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
I love Breast Feet Forward! For obvious reasons, breast and feet... but forward is like saying you're moving forward for a cure! Good luck and thank you for what you're doing to contribute to finding a cure!
L.M. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
Are you doing the Avon 2 day or the Komen 3 day? I wish you all the best in your journey. If you need training tips, let me know-I was a training walk leader and ambassador for the 20 mile Overnight for suicide prevention and learned a LOT. our team (a friend and I were co-captains ended up with over 50 ppl 2 yrs in a row and top money team for the 2nd year!! It was way cool! I'll give you all a few here: go spend the money on good socks and get fitted by a running store for your shoes. I recommend the Brooks shoes but it depends on if you supinate or pronate your feet when walking. Running shoes give you the breathability that you'll need when walking distance and that is recommended by the experts...but socks are very important. I prefer the Balega socks (running stores have them) as they offer superior support, wicking and come in different thicknesses. You will want to change your socks every 10 miles or maybe more-depending on the weather. I also wore running shorts (kind w/the panties built in) to avoid chafing and other uncomfortable-ness to the girly parts.
as far as raising the amount you need to raise for either walk, it's easy once you get started, think of your life as circles. the inner circle-closest friends/family, you will ask in person. the next circle is other people who are semi close,like co workers ask them in person or on the phone, the next is acquaintances, such as friends of friends or the mailman. The next is strangers! Ask online on any forums you may be on, I also asked people at the jimmy buffett concert parking lot-raised $60 that way!
we also did a "tag day" outside of Walmart. Ask your walmart to schedule you a day this spring, buy a box of tootsie pops at sam's club and wear your shirts, with a bucket for change that people can donate. you might even get bigger donations, we had a lady that threw a $20 into our paint can.
and ask big. if you ask big, then you might get it, you might get less, but you'll most likely never get more than you ask-so ask each person if they can consider making a $100 tax deductible donation. If you don't get good response, start at $50 then. but never ask for less. People will give what they can. If you work outside the home, as we do, we were able to sell fundraiser candy bars at work, that brought in a TON. or have a Not-A Latte day each week, where people donate the money that they would have spent on their morning latte. I'm full of ideas, let me know if you need more!
Best wishes to you all, I hope you grow your team to be BIG and do some fun stuff. You can find pink pool floatie noodles, bend them into a giant pink ribbon and mount them on a broomstick. that is fun to carry at the end when walking into the closing ceremony! you can contact me at lmillercis118 at yahoo dot com if you need more suggestions!
I love Pink Cupcakes as the name, Cupcakes ROCK!-L.
F.F. answers from Chicago on February 12, 2008
That's great that you're walking! I think Breast Foot Foward & Ped a Cure are great names - very creative! Good luck!