Tag Archives: breast cancer

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

3-Day Camp Mail

By | October 18, 2018

Hey, all. An unusual feature of the Susan G Komen 3-Day breast cancer walks is that families, friends, co-workers, supporters, and so on are encouraged to send notes, cards, and the occasional canned ham to the walkers and crew at camp. I can tell you from past experience (28 walks and counting) that it is a boost when you’ve… Read More »

San Diego

By | October 18, 2018

HELLO WORLD I will be taking part in the 2018 San Diego Susan G Komen 3-Day in a few weeks (November 16-18), walking sixty miles in three days to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. This will be my eighteenth walk as a walker in the eleven years I’ve been taking part, and my 29th event… Read More »

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 »

$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

11 years and still walking

By | May 21, 2018

2018 marks my 11th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. In the past 11 years I’ve walked in 17 3-Day events, served as volunteer support crew 10 times, and raised a hair short of $50,000 thanks to the generosity of donors like you. (A strict accounting of miles walked puts me at 955 miles or… Read More »