Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Long Island

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  1. Averie

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    TL;DR (because I know my community... :rolleyes:)
    Who: Meeee~
    What: Doing a Breast Cancer Walk! :) And seeing if anyone would like to support me with donations~
    When: October 18th
    Why: Because my company is doing it and I enjoy doing nice things in the world!
    How: To donate click this LINK. You should see my picture along with my name and team name. Click 'DONATE NOW' to help out!

    Hello Tenacious!

    As many of you know October is
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm going to be participating in a walk with my co-workers. Seeing the people I see every day coming together to raise money and awareness for something that affects such a large number of people has moved me. I'm very excited to be a part of this event and I wanted to share with my Tenacious Family.

    The walk I'm participating in is called "
    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" (I'm not sure if that's what they call every walk or if this is a special name. This is my first year involved!) I thought the name to be clever, heh. Our team name, props to my Customer Service Manager is "Sweet Mammaries" as in.. 'We're going to make Sweet Memories together' ...but, y'know, Mammaries because boobies.

    The idea of pulling together and making a difference to help others holds meaning for me. The way I see it.. We're all in this together. We're all human. And if we're not here to love one another than what is the point? Taking care of each other is so important. I can't understand the world any other way if I'm not here for you and you're not here for me.. /ahem, Before I start rambling about my own personal philosophies, get all preachy, and risk putting y'all to sleep - I'll cut to the chase! ... :)

    I've got a GOAL!
    I'd like to raise $50 more by the 2nd week of October, for a total of $100. Donations are accepted right on the American Cancer Society website. If you'd like to support me in this here is the LINK to my donation page!

    I had planned to do some fundraising... but with all I have going on at the moment it's not going to be possible... :( (RABID UNICORN TWITCH HYPE) However, there is a raffle involved through my job: The more money I raise the more raffle tickets I get. I'm not 100% sure on what all the prizes are but if I win something like a gift card I'll see if I can get an officer to let me give it as a prize on Gamer Night :D

    Keep in mind there are many ways to spread awareness. If you've thought about doing a walk there's lots of information on the website as well.
    Thank you to all the officers for creating this section on our forums for these kinds of local events, and thank you all for your support!
     
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    Kinson Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer

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    My wife and I participate in this event in Boston every year. There is always an amazing turnout, rain or shine.

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    Guys! This is the breast cause :)
     
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    Thankyou very much for your donation @Gloth_Tolf!! :)

    Everyone that donates $5 or more to my cause, I'll be pinning your name to my team shirt while I walk.
    So ya'll can be there with me!! <3

    Edit: Actually if you donate anything at all I'll totally wear your name. Idk why I said $5. I don't care how much you give, :)
     
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  5. Averie

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    Thankyou so much, @Mendien !!! :D

    At least I think 'Creepy Uncle' would be Mendien xD
    ... ... I HOPE I only have ONE Creepy Uncle :/
     
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    Thanks a lot, Tenacious!
    I've reached my goal :) You're awesome.

    I've got my team t-shirt I'll be decorating it soon in my supporters' honor!!!
    A Turtle for @Thermopyle and @Gloth_Tolf and @Mendien 's names unless you'd like me to draw something on there for you instead ^_^

    Not looking forward to being out on the beach at 7AM on Sunday. It's going to be freezing!
    BUT I found out the walk is going to be along the boardwalk - how nice is that? I'm really excited.
    I'll take pics for ya'll and do a write up when it's over <3

    Thanks again for the donations, to put it into perspective my team is ranked #25 out of 1,540 teams!
    I'm really proud of my company and of you guys for contributing!
     
  8. Averie

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    :)
     
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    I am participating in the Making Strides Breast Cancer walk again this year :)
    If anyone would like to donate to help fight breast cancer here is my donation page:

    http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=77387&pg=personal&px=41235971

    If you make a donation in my name, just like last year, I will write your name on my t-shirt to wear while I walk. :)
     
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    Hi everybody! :)

    I'm doing this walk again this year. Here is the link to my personal donation page
    http://main.acsevents.org/goto/brittanyb

    This year is a little different. In the past my company had offered swag (t-shirts, gift card raffles, even a flat screen TV as a prize one year lol) to people who raised money for this event. They're forgoing that this year and instead they are pledging to match DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR everything me and my coworkers raise!

    Which I think is really awesome and I'm very proud of them.

    If anyone here is inclined to donate, even if it's just a dollar that dollar will be doubled for the charity ^_^

    And I will write your name on the t-shirt I've been using every year like you're at the walk with me!
    The walk is 10.15.2017. There are lots of walks on that day but the one I'll be attending is @Jones Beach on Long Island :)
     
  11. LoanWolf

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    Ask them if instead of walking I can just player BDO for 24 hours straight.
     
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    lol. If you want to stream and raise money for 'Sweeeeet Mammaries' they'd double the donations whether you walk with me or not ^_^

    But you should still come walk with me!!

    :D
     
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    yeah loan go for walkies
     
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    or you could go out and actually get some exercise 0.o
     
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    I burn about 500 calories a day in just inspirational speeches alone.
     
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    The reality:
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    equal to how many brain cells we lose listening to them
     
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    Thank you for donating @Within !!!!
    :D

    You're awesome ♡
     
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    Thankyou for your donation @Serenaelia. I'm sorry to hear about your mom...

    If you would like I would proudly wear her name on my shirt for the walk in her honor... it is 100% up to you.



    Also... for the record...

    You people are using the word 'run' quite a bit and uhh... Just so we're clear here I'm gonna be a much slower pace xD ... Not really a run, more like a reaaaally slow jog... More commonly known as a brisk walk (;

    We've scrapped together $190 so far, between you beautiful people and my Aunt, who is a breast cancer survivor herself. Which means $340 to the charity! :)

    Out of all my co-workers I've done the most so far. All together we have $685 (last I checked) ... still got a month to go!

    Thankyou for your support you guys are great. I'll try to remember to take pics this time
     
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  21. Serenaelia

    Serenaelia Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations Tenacious Gamer

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    @Averie sure, you can write her name: Micheline. Thank you for that beautiful thought.

    And grats on achieving your goal! :) Have fun with "the run"...lol
     
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    Crush it.
     
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    Thankyou for the donation @LoanWolf :)

    ....

    Donations to The American Cancer Society help fund so many things for the families affected... This money will go to help fund innovative research. It'll provide free information for families who need it. It'll provide transportation and places to stay for people who have to seek treatment far away from home, at no cost to them. It matters, and it helps.

    I don't know what else to say other than thank you to you guys and I'll hold you all in my heart when I'm there...
    I've not lost anyone close to me to cancer. But there are people very close to me who are affected and it's really.. hard to know.. how to help..

    Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to make everything better for those you care about. So we need to just be there for each other. From human to human. Person to person.
    Little actions can create big changes.

    And you all matter to me.. And help me.. And through those little actions inspire me to be a better person.. So, sincerely, thank you. Thank you so much.
     
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    I'm feeling really down...

    I may not be able to participate in the walk. My knee is still pretty painful sometimes.
    I asked my doctor if she thinks it would be ok and she strongly recommended I don't do the walk.

    I'm going to see how I feel in 2 weeks and make my choice then... Because I was seriously looking forward to this...

    But it may be in my best interest not to go :( which seriously sucks...
     
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    Maybe there is a way to participate in some way if you are injured? Have you tried to find out?

    Getting wrecked for charity is a completely different thing than walking.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
     
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    Yeah, as in sit on side lines to hand out water to runner/walkers? Either way, let yoru body heal, and know you had every intention of doing it...it's all good.
     
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    Yeaaah... There's no way I'm gonna go there and not try to walk it though, lol.
    I'm probably gonna try to do it. Just get a brace and see how it goes.
    If it hurts too much I can sit on the sides and watch.


    Either way all the donations you've given aren't affected.
    My company will still match dollar for dollar if I walk or not, just so you guys know.
     
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    Don't push it, don't be stubborn...

    I thought my arm hurt just from working out about a year ago.. So I just kept going, I can deal with growing pains and all you know.

    This February, it was worse, so I went to Dr, got MRI, and found out it was a bicep tear. If I had stepped and rested early on and listened to my body, maybe it would not be so bad.

    Tl;Dr
    Sit it out, let your body heal, and kill that walk next year!

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    Yeah :( .. Thanks for your concern, Mendien <3

    Apparently
    when I sprained it I likely tore the ACL or injured it somehow.
    Would need an MRI to know for sure but, doctor says to just wait it out and let it heal.

    It's been about a month now, or longer, and still hurts quite a bit.

    Super frustrating...
     
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    I almost have the full range of motion back, except it's really crunchy when I lift my leg all the way up.
    I feel like I need to work all the crunchies out.
     
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    Just to revoice what Mendien said, don't push yourself too hard. From personal experience, it's just not worth it. You'll end up with long term damage that can't be , or at least easily, fixed. Take it easy, heal properly, and come back strong.

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    ACL tear won't heal, musckes around may get stronger and take over, but the ligament won't fix itself.

    As to the crunchies, my knees still crunch when going up\down stairs, but I can still hike 25 miles with no pain! So crunchies may not go away.

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    Averie, no need to feel down. End of the day, this event is about raising awareness, which you are doing through this post. Time will heal the knee and you'll be out kickin' @as and taking names in no time

    All the best with the recovery and will make sure to hit up the donation page as soon as I get home tomorrow
     
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    Walk is finished :)
    5.5 miles, 14,000 steps.

    I, with your guyses help, raised $240.
    My company's team raised $3,100
    The total amount donated to the foundation is $6,200 :)
     

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