The Big Aha

By Megan

First, I want to thank Steph for her post in support of my journey to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure! It’s wonderful to have friends who get excited about our passions along with us, isn’t it? And I think that’s been the big AHA for me as I’ve started digging into the hard work of fundraising – that people do get excited and they do share parts of themselves and invest along with me. I really expected to feel as if I were fundraising for a cause, but early on I’ve already discovered there’s soooo much more to it than that.

As the contributions have come in, people have told me about the loved ones in their lives who have fought breast cancer, just like Steph did last week. And I see now why walking in the 3-Day is SUCH an emotional experience. It’s because it turns out that crossing the finish line on day three isn’t about the walker herself (or himself) it’s about the women – the Moms, the aunts, the sisters, the best friends and their Moms, the sisters-in-law, the grandmother of 3 – all those women who are loved and carried in the hearts of their families and friends, that are, in response to these donations, carried in the very heart of the one doing the walking.

So far, I’ll be carrying over a dozen of these amazing women in my heart and dancing with them across that finish line. I’m no longer raising funds and walking for a cause – I’m doing it for real people, ladies (and one man, even!) that I’m coming to know and love through the people who give in their honor. And that, my friends, makes this whole experience come alive for me.

I’m so thankful to the people who have donated and shared stories for entrusting me with the chance to love and honor their friends and family members in this journey. They’re women and lives that deserve the honor, each and every one of them and I am so proud to do it!

Megan is blogging her 3-Day adventure at FriedOkra.

One Response to The Big Aha
  1. Stephanie
    February 1, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    I admire you so much for doing this, Megan. Thank you for us, and them.


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