Rose Powell, One of The Blogger Connection’s bloggers is showing more than her heart on July 20th in NYC. Rose who is the owner of Immutable Ramblings, a blog that has become a work in progress, a means to self-expression and self-preservation. Is a wife, a mother of 4, a student, and like her blog, is a work in progress. It is her hope that at some point or another, her words touch you and inspire you. Rose has truly inspired us with her courage to walk through NYC on July 20th in her bra among hundred’s of other women to show their support for those who are battling breast cancer everyday.
So what is “The MoonWalk” and how did it begin? Walk the Walk came into being 17 years ago when just a handful of women Power Walked the New York City Marathon in their bras to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. What started out as a one-off fundraising event blossomed into a thriving multi-million dollar charity, raising to date over $126M for vital breast cancer causes. In 1996, Nina Barough, founder of Walk the Walk was running her own production company in London and woke up one morning with a crazy idea that it would be “fun” to Power Walk the New York City Marathon in a decorated bra to raise money for a good cause. She convinced 13 women to join her and after much training and fundraising, this small, brave group took to the streets of New York in their bras. Raising over $40,000 with their efforts, which they donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research UK to help build the first dedicated center for breast cancer research.
In 1997 Nina discovered she had breast cancer herself but that it was an aggressive tumor, which she had most probably had for about three years. At that time the people around her encouraged a team to Power Walk the London Marathon as a positive way to support Nina. The 1997 London Marathon was another huge success for the Walkers, raising in excess of another $40,000. In 1998 Nina began finding sponsors to help create an official charity and so came walk the walk america!
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Remember every dollar helps to get one step closer to a cure.
Have you participated in a fund raising event? Which one?