Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still Walking

Logo of the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
I started walking in the mornings way back when Cory was a baby.  He's now 17, and I've been walking for almost 17 years.  (I started in the Spring before he turned 1)  That is a lot of miles!  I really never kept track of the miles, just walked about 2 miles every weekday morning, weather permitting.  I did try keeping track of my miles in the last year or so, mainly to see how long a pair of shoes lasts.  Sometimes it seems like they wear out so fast, but when I actually log the miles I find that they are doing just what they're supposed to.

Starting last April, I started faithfully logging my miles at BeeWellforLife (it was BeeWell Miles then)  Between April 1st and October 31st, every mile equaled a 15¢ donation to Breast Cancer Network of Strength.  This year, instead of waiting until April to start the program, BeeWellforLife has already started donating - so every mile walking, running, or cycling and logged at BeeWellforLife means a 15¢ donation to Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
For every mile you log in your account, Bumble Bee will make a $0.15 donation to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength. We once again challenge all of us to walk 1 million miles as a community. Just by doing so, Bumble Bee will donate an additional $50,000 to Breast Cancer Network of Strength for a total donation of $200,000!

In 2009, we donated $150,000. This year, let's go above and beyond to do our part so that no one has to face breast cancer alone. You can Bee The Difference. Join us.

I love that by recording something I'm already doing, I can be doing something positive for someone else, too.  So far I've logged a total of 382 miles since April 1, 2009.  277 of those miles went toward the donation to Breast Cancer Network of Strength in 2009, and so far I've got 34 miles counted in 2010.  It all adds up, and it's fun to see those miles go by.  If you're not already walking, BeeWellforLife also has plenty of tools to get you started and keep you going.  Check it out.
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  1. I'm proud of you for walking for so long. (still can't comment on the other post...used Google account, or tried to)

  2. Regardless of age or medical condition, no one whats to be left behind. The mobility scooters will allow for most people to remain mobile.


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