Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk.
I’ve done some charity work throughout the course of my career, and generally tried to support as many different causes as I can. I feel that people in the entertainment business have to have the ability to help rally others to a cause, be it for personal gain, or otherwise, and there for have a responsibility to spread awareness about issues that plague our society. When my older sister told me about her participation in the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk, I volunteered to help spread the word, and do what I could to get more people involved in her cause. Below is a letter from her, to you. Please read it, and help out if you can.
I have taken on an incredible challenge. On October 15th, I’ll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days in Philadelphia, camping out at night with thousands of other people taking this journey with me.
It’s for an event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day for the Cure are invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research.
I’ve agreed to raise at least $2,300 in donations. I’ve set my personal goal at $3,000. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation of as little as $25? These are mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives just like yours that you are saving with your donation.
My aunt is a breast cancer survivor and this walk is for her. My friend and I are walking together and keeping each other company as we are both first time walkers. However, I highly doubt, with all the love and support that I have received so far in this process, this walk will be tough. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. My aunt was one and that’s why I’m walking in the 3-Day for the Cure. “Because everyone deserves a lifetime.”
To make a donation, go to http://www.the3day.org/goto/ChristineMartinez. If you don’t want to donate online, please fill out the enclosed donation form and mail it to the address on the form. http://www.the3day.org/site/TRGiftForm?fr_id=1468&px=5102261 You can call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone. I would like to reach my fundraising goal by September 30th, so don’t delay!
Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail and thank you for your support.
P.S. Don’t wait – donate today! Remember, donations are tax deductible