Friday, September 17, 2010

Be the Change

I’ve been absent for much of this week. I know, I know, bad blogger, especially since my goal has been to write one post per day. Real life just has a tendency to get in the way of other things sometimes (funny how it does that, right?)

I’ve discovered that the best way to improve your own circumstances is to get involved with things greater than yourself. It’s something that I’ve been striving to do this year – I want to become more active in my community and really consider the impact that I’m making on the world as a whole. I think that sometimes, we get too wrapped up in the drama and created chaos in our own individual worlds and forget that there are much greater issues and missions out there.
So, in the spirit of community:

On October 2nd, 2010, I’m going to be participating in a Zumba Party In Pink event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There will be lessons on Breast Health and Cancer Prevention through nutrition along with Zumba (of course!), raffles, and seated massages. Participation is a donation (or $5), and it’s going to be a great, fun event. All proceeds are going to Susan G. Komen. Are you local to me and want to go, or want to make a donation? Contact me and I’ll get you the information that you need!

On October 9th, 2010, I’ll be participating in the Come Walk With Me 5K for the Good Samaritan Foundation breast cancer research. E. and I are doing it together, and she’s bringing along a crew of friends. I’m excited for the challenge and am looking forward to helping out a great cause. Anyone local want to walk with me? I’ll be the one taking it slow at the back of the crowd, but I’m determined to finish! If you’d like more information about the event, want to donate to the foundation, or want to participate, contact me!

I am now registered as an Onshore Outreach Volunteer with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. (Seen Whale Wars, that’s us!) I’m hoping to organize an event early next year to raise awareness and do some fundraising. Right now, I’m just testing the waters (pun intended) and trying to figure out how much support and interest I have in my local community, and what sort of event would go over the best.

Important links:
Zumbathon Party In Pink information:
Good Samaritan Foundation 5K Come Walk With Me Information:

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:

Shieldmaiden Challenge:

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