Breast cancer walk day 2

Today was another fabulous day! The first half just flew by. We got started earlier, had fewer stops for traffic and started at a better pace, so we made it to the lunch stop before we even knew it. It was great!

I was blown away by the cheering stations today. There were so many people, entire families, grandparents, toddlers… everyone standing and cheering and smiling and handing out candy. What brought a big tear to my eye every time was the thank yous. These complete strangers stood out there for hours, cheering and encouraging.. and then thanking me, someone they didn’t know, for walking. They sincerely are grateful I was there… and that makes me cry, even thinking about it now. It’s inspiring and truly breathtaking to merely grasp.

me and my breast caner walking toes

The second half of the day was a little tougher. There were a ton of hills, both up and down. It as hotter.. and stopping for lunch just gave my body time to coordinate with my blisters and my muscles so they all knew it was time to harass me. So the second have of the day I stopped longer at the rest stops to tape my toes or let my feet rest. But it was good!

One more day… it should be fantastic!

End of day one at the Seattle 3 day

So today was fantastic. It started off around 4 am, bus came to get us around 5 – hit the Bellview campus for the opening ceremonies where we encountered a plethora of joy and happiness… gratitude and complete and utter love for our being there. It was an amazing way to start the day!

There were pit stops/break sites about every 2-3 miles. We’d stop, grab a snack or a drink or tape our toes and then press onward. I think today we walked about 23 miles… there abouts.

My toes have a few blisters, but the rest of me feels pretty darn fantastic!

I’m looking forward to another day… just hoping my feet ease up on the painful reminders now and again.

Penguin and I are in Seattle

I have no idea where the time went, my 3 day breast cancer walk is tomorrow! With your help I’ve managed to raise $3135.00 – Besides requesting direction donations, I’ve sold mini buttons at a local shop, my little stuff pink ribbon penguin through, pink ribbon themed gear through my website and helped sell buttons at a conference last month. As a team we’ve raised (as of today) $47,528.00.

That is incredibly amazing to me – thank you so much!

I left Denver this morning and arrive in Seattle just after lunch. The walk begins at o’dark thirty (check in starts at 5:30am) on Friday – please laugh quietly to yourself, I’m positive I’m going to be walking via out of body experience until lunch each day. If you’d like information about the walk area and route, updates on the event (there’s a live web cam, I hear), etc.

I do indeed have penguin here with me :D. That is, penguin AND my new pink ribbon penguin pal as well.

I will hopefully be able to blog a bit and keep everyone up-to-date on my own experiences with the event while I am there. I plan on trying to take as many photos as I can… So I can share the view with you when I return home on Monday.

I’m really looking forward to this experience. I thank you for your so very much for all of your support, encouragement and involvement!

Happy Monday!


Thank you to Women for Hope

A special thank you to our friends over at Women for Hope.

Pam, an indie entrepreneur and the owner of Women for Hope, has offer to help our fund raising efforts for our Breast Cancer walk in September.

Shop for jewelry, bath and body products and fragrant home items from Women for Hope – use the code AMWFundraiser during check out and our team will receive 10% of the proceeds.

Women for Hope focuses on providing information and comfort dealing with issues that affect specially women. Read other women’s accounts of their struggles and triumphs, find out where to get help and shop for women inspired products and gifts. They offer awareness jewelry, every day gifts and much more

You may remember, last fall i was a participant in the Indie for Awareness event. Women for Hope was the host of that fabulous movement. Thank you Pam!

Although there are no JGoode Penguins here, Women for Hope is a wonderful supporter of the penguin and our team fund raising efforts. For more information about the walking event and our team, visit

Heading to Seattle for 3 Days of Walking

The penguin and I will be participating in a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walk In September, 2008. It’s 3 days walking 60 miles and loads of pink!

I have joined up with a fabulous group, Affiliate Marketers Give Back to help raise funds for the cure and I’m taking the penguin with me. We’re so excited to get involved this year!

I will be blogging about my experiences along the way including my adventures in training – it’s amazing how many muscles there are in my body that I don’t use regularly when I sit at this computer. I had no idea! They will all be in shape by September, I promise! I will even try to add in some videos from time to time — be prepared, I am not a professional film maker.

I’d love you to get involved and support me in this journey!

You can sponsor me by visiting my special donation page

Net proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Every dollar helps – I would really love all the support I can get!

About donating…

  • All donors will be listed on my Thank You page.
  • For individuals or companies interested in larger sponsorship benefits – You can sponsor a logo spot on our team shirts for $1000.00. There are 12 team member who will all be wearing these shirts for the entire 3 days.

More ways you can help..

  • Purchase any of my Pink Ribbon Penguin or other Breast Cancer awareness products now through August 15th, 2008 and 100% of my commissions will be donated to our team fund.
  • Spread the word by posting a link on your own site about our team (tell them JGoode sent you ~grin)
  • Purchase something from our team shop – 100% of the shop commissions will be donated to the team.
  • Visit to read about my progress, updates on donations and more.
  • Watch for other for-purchase items as well as additional sponsorship logo options in the near future.

Please share your experiences and thoughts – this is a journey for us all and I am excited to share my portion of it with you!