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7/1/07 9:03 P

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Hey Smile,
Raising the money is definitely the most difficult part of participating in the 3 Day... I was contemplating not doing it this year because we're getting married, getting a car and getting a house... but thanks to a VERY generous donation from someone I've worked with in the past I don't have to worry about that this year. I suggest checking out the webpage before you sign up, they have fund raising suggestions and tips on there. That may help you decide if it's realistic. Last year I collected cash and checks from family/friends and submitted it as one large donation through my dad's work because they match employee gifts. That really helped A LOT! Let me know if you have any more questions!

 
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6/29/07 11:29 P

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Hi Vicki,

I've seriously considered participating in the 3-Day walk this year, but it's the minimum fundraising goal that concerns me. I know there are fundraisers that I can put together, but I've never been all that great at taking charge and organizing such things. I may still decide to do it, if I can come up with something...any suggestions?

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6/29/07 9:05 A

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I'm always weary of where the money raised is actually going. More often than not, they go towards testing on animals needlessly, advertising for the drug company, etc. I like the Susan G. Komen walks because most of the money goes towards advocacy for the cause instead.

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6/29/07 8:27 A

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Vicki,
Thanks for the idea about Komen...also for a good cause.

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6/28/07 3:03 P

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Wow Vick! thats really great! It would be ambitious of me to take that on just yet but if you have a sponsor page online, definately post the link. :)

I just moved to Philly for college and now I've made it my permanent home but really want to get to know it better. My husband moved her two years ago and hasn't gotten to know the city well so we're both interested in taking a formal tour to find hidden gems, etc. We're tired of the same old restuarants and bars.

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6/28/07 2:37 P

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Well... if you're interested in a REALLY LONG walking tour, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day is October 5-7 this year. It's 20 miles a day for three days. I did it last year, it was a great time! Also, since you have to train to do a walk that long, they have organized walking groups throughout the area on different nights of the week. I'm doing the walk again this year and looking forward to it- if you're interested in more info, the webpage is www.the3day.org
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6/28/07 9:56 A

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Oh! Thats a great idea. thanks Lori!

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6/27/07 7:18 P

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Go to your local library or book store and check out the latest Fodor's travel guide for Philly. It will usually list walking tours, including length and self-directed ones.
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6/27/07 10:23 A

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I love walking as an excercise in general and am looking for ways to incorporate some of the sight seeing tours in Philadelphia into my routine (plus its an easy way to trick my husband into doing cardio). Anyone know any good ones that they can recommend? Most of the ones I've found are food tours (counterproductive since Philly food is so fatty most of the time).

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