Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Walk in Jen's Shoes

Walk a mile in Jen's shoes. Better yet, walk 60 miles in Jen's shoes.

Last weekend, Karen's sister-in-law, Jen, joined hundreds of other women and men in the Twin Cities for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. She walked in honor of Karen and Dick, for Nancy and Oma, and for so many friends, mothers, fathers, grandparents and children whose lives have been touched by cancer. The event raised over $6 million for breast cancer research and Jen raised an impressive $5000!

But more important than the money she raised is the personal commitment that Jen made in training for this weekend and walking the 60 grueling miles over three days -- an effort at least as challenging as running a marathon and just as exhausting.

For Jen, the walk was a humbling experience. Despite blisters and aching muscles, Jen and her team endured the pain, knowing that those who battle cancer experience much greater pain and discomfort.

Without being there among the hundreds of walkers and supporters, it's difficult to convey the incredible emotion and energy driving these selfless individuals. They honor us all. And for that, we are grateful.

I applaud Jen's dedication, hard work, compassion and great physical exertion. Awesome job, Jen!

1 comment:

  1. Please tell Jen THANK YOU! Because of the funds raised in breast cancer walks like the Komen, my treatment using Herceptin for Her2 positive breast cancer is possible! 10 years ago women like me would not have survived. Now Herceptin is available and I live to tell about it! I am 8 months through my 12 month regimen and have a 82% chance of being cancer free in 10 years! Thank you Jen! God bless you!