I walked 39.3 miles with the Affiliate Marketers Give Back team in the AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in New York City this past weekend. I ended up at the #6 overall individual fundraiser with $28,875, and our Affiliate Marketers Give Back team (Vanessa Branco, Tricia Meyer, and me) raised $34,323.
Walkers raised $8.7 million overall to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment, and educate people about breast cancer.
The first day was Saturday, October 17, and we got together before sunrise on the west side of Manhattan.
The early start kicked off a marathon walk (yes, literally 26.2 miles). It was a really neat way to see New York. We finished the first day of walking on Randall’s Island in pretty good shape – just some blisters and soreness.
The second day, Sunday, October 18, started before sunrise with a breakfast in the dark morning. We loaded up on some carbs and protein before setting out for the remaining 13.1 miles.
In the late morning of the second day, we hit the finish line, and that was such a satisfying and emotional moment. All of the training and fundraising and everything lead up to that happy moment at the end.
Thank you so much to everybody who supported me through donations, positive thoughts, texts, etc. Also, I’d like to give a big thank you to the Affiliate Marketers Give Back team.
It was a lot of fun to spend all that time chatting and joking and singing with Tricia and Vanessa.
And a big thanks to Avon and all of the volunteers who made this all happen. What a giant undertaking, and it ran so well, and they took such great care of us.
What an inspiring, humbling, wonderful, emotional, and transformative weekend.