Komen walker thanks community

By Ann Jolley and family | Published Saturday, November 9, 2013

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What a wonderful community we live in here in Decatur and Wise County.

I have had a good experience this past week in Dallas as a crew member for the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk. It was my fourth year – two as a walker and two as a member of the crew we called “Camp Services.”

Being a 60-mile walker is tough work, but well worth the experience. Needless to add, you should be training daily to be successful.

Crewing is different, but it has its rewards of helping the walker be successful in their walk.

We all end up at Fair Park for the closing ceremony. It’s a full three-day experience. Think about trying it yourself!

It costs money, 75 percent of which goes to research and 25 percent to local affiliates (Wise and Montague counties get money for the last three years to help our cancer patients). We reap benefits here!

As a crew member you ask for donations also, but there’s no set amount required to crew. Here’s where I had others’ help – friends, bunco buddies, the Relay For Life team, teachers and businesses in town, and North Texas Bank which held a very successful bake sale, raising over $1,100 with help from Rann Elementary.

To all of your who helped me, thank you! I actually was given a “certificate of fundraising excellence” and a sash that said I was the top 2013 crew fundraiser at $2,995 (before the walk began on Friday, Nov 1, I had a total of $3,341).

Thank you for all the help with the money you contributed these last four years. A special thank you to Joylynn Woodruff, who got me to Dallas and back home safely. Her “care-giving” did much to make this year’s event doable for me.

Ann Jolley and family,
Ed, Mary and Megan

To donate, visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY and mention Ann’s participant ID#. It’s 4949904.

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