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A Nurse Giving Back... Doing the Avon Breast Cancer Walk!!!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hey everyone!

It's been awhile since I've blogged, but I wanted to share the really cool thing I'm able to participate in. I am a nurse on a Medical/Oncology floor and a few of us nurses set up a team to do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! 39.3 miles in two days!

I'm soooo exctied, but very nervous about that distance. I think it'll be great to honor our patients this way. We care for those with wonderful recoveries and also care for those during the end of their life. They receive chemotherapy and radiation which can have horrible side effects. Many have white blood cell counts that are very low and need special care for high risk of infections. I struggle every night at work to manage their pain. We are doing this walk for them.

Please see our Team Page: We are the "B3 LifeSavers"... If you are interested in seeing our page or even donating to our cause we will be SO appreciative!



I'll keep updates on the walks, training and fundraising. 3 miles tomorrow! and I'm even throwing in a spinning class (ouch!).

If anyone else is doing the walk and have tips for me, please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!
info.avonfoundation.org/
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  • CELLA9533
    What a great thing you are doing. My own doctor is battling breast cancer right now.....
    3351 days ago
  • JULIENURSE
    Thank you both!!

    It'll be hard to juggle 12hr night shifts, and some of the long walks on the training plan are 22 miles! I think following the training plan will be the key, but I worry most about my shins. I've been reading up on tips to protect and strengthen them. At least this walk isn't a race! And it will be great to see the type of patients I take care of every night out in the real world doing the walk with us.

    I'll keep writing if people are interested :)
    3351 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244567
    GO FOR WHAT A GREAT THING TO DO FOR THEM AND YOU REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY YOUR FITNESS AND FOOD TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE,
    WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK TAKE CARE, CHAR
    3351 days ago
  • TELFERS01
    Well done!
    3351 days ago
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