Miss Meegan L DeGuire
In August 2013, we received the news that my mother had metastatic breast cancer. After IV and oral chemo failed she lost her battle on January 10, 2014.
I also recently learned that a dear "old" friend of mine (someone my age) is also waging her own personal battle against breast cancer so I will be walking to honor her and her fight as well.
Boston 2014 will be my fourth Avon walk, I participated in my first walk in 2011 to show support for my mom who had just completed her treatments a few months prior; many people can't comprehend walking almost 40 miles over 2 days and it is hard to fully convey why I keep returning for these walks, it's a physical challenge for myself and also an emotional weekend for all involved, in short I can't imagine NOT doing these walks in the future. Thank you for supporting the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Thanks for visiting my Avon Walk page! I've committed to participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It's a big commitment, one that will require me to spend the next several months training and fundraising. But breast cancer is a big disease, one that still affects far too many people, and I'm determined to do everything I can to help put an end to it.
The money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it, fund educational programs, and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. I'll be just one of thousands of people who will walk up to 39.3 miles over two days, raising awareness promoting education.
I can't do it without your help. Though I'm required to raise at least $1,800 to walk in the event, I plan to raise much more! I hope that I can count on your support.
You can make a donation right here on the website by clicking the "Donate Now" button on this page. If you prefer to write a check, please contact me, and I'll send you the information and form.
While you're here, you might want to spend some time on the site to find out more information on why this event is so important, and the organizations and people that will be helped by the money we all raise.
Thank you in advance.
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