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The Boston “Sweep Van Experience”

By | September 8, 2019

So, Carole and I spent the weekend in a 12-passenger van driving around Boston and environs; Carole was navigator and I was driver. We served as “Sweep Van B” for the 2019 New England Susan G Komen 3-Day. We had walked in the Twin Cities 3-Day a few weeks ago, and this was kind of our chance to… Read More »

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Song Suggestions Needed

By | August 24, 2019

Carole and I are signed up to be “sweep” crew for the 2019 New England Susan G Komen 3-Day (September 6-7-8). You probably know what that means — we’ll be driving a van along the route each day, picking up walkers who are too tired/blistered/sore/etcetera to continue on. Sometimes people just need a lift for a little while,… Read More »

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Send us mail at the 2019 Twin Cities 3-Day

By | August 1, 2019

Carole and I will be walking in the 2019 Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day in three weeks (August 18-20). Those of you who have taken part in past 3-Day events know how nice it is to walk 20 miles and then get to the 3-Day campsite and find letters and postcards of encouragement sent by friends and… Read More »

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Final fundraising push for the 2019 Twin Cities Susan G Komen 3-Day

By | June 27, 2019

Dear reader, we’ve made major strides against breast cancer mortality in the last ten years, but there’s still so much work left to do. It costs money to treat patients, conduct clinical trials, detect tumors, and educate at-risk populations. Donations from my friends, family, and co-workers have helped more than one might realize — the Komen foundation has… Read More »

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2019 Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day

By | May 29, 2019

Everyone — for the 12th year in a row, I’m signed up to take part in one of the Susan G Komen breast cancer charity walks — the kind that goes on for three days, twenty miles a day (yes, sixty miles total — it’s groovy). This year I’ll be walking in Minneapolis/St Paul in mid-August — a… Read More »

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A Thousand Miles, And Still Walking

By | April 27, 2019

2019 marks my 12th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walks. When I started participating in 2008, I didn’t really expect to be here 11 years later still fundraising. I don’t know what I did expect — did I expect a cure would be swift in coming? Answer: probably not. I’m a realist. Did… Read More »

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Walking Sixty Miles To Fight Breast Cancer (Again, Naturally)

By | February 9, 2019

Hi, all. I am signed up to walk in the 2019 Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day walk, a sixty-mile, three-day walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. In order to take part, I have to raise a minimum of $2,300. The money raised will go to pay for research, clinical trials, education, and treatment.… Read More »

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I Would Walk 500 Miles and I Would Walk 500 More

By | November 15, 2018

I’m about to head to the airport (it’s 4:51 am EST as I write this) to fly from chilly Vermont (15 degrees fondly Fahrenheit right this second) to sunny San Diego (today’s high, 77 degrees). It’s time for the 2018 San Diego Susan G Komen 3-Day! This will be my 18th 3-Day as a walker (dating back to… Read More »

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Please Support Me in the 2018 Susan G Komen 3-Day

By | September 22, 2018

Newsflash: breast cancer kills around 40,000 people each year in the United States alone. Newsflash: over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the USA. Newsflash: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Newsflash: 2500+ men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and one… Read More »

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$50,000

By | June 14, 2018

I am $142.30 away from having raised $50,000 lifetime for Susan G Komen (via the Susan G Komen 3-Day walks). Want to help me reach or pass the magic number? Http://www.the3day.org/goto/jayfurr

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