Posts made in January, 2012

Kelly Baehren

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Kelly Baehren

In the fall of 2009, Waller High School wanted to give back to our community by connecting with the local Waller County Relay for Life. As principal of Waller High School, I launched the slogan “Bulldogs for the Cure”, and we did our first tshirt sales with proceeds going to the Waller County Relay for Life. We designated a football game that year in October as our cancer awareness game and recognized the survivors in our community. It was such an awesome feeling to see the survivors with their family. After the game, Krista Miller – Lutz (WHS Drill Team Director) and I began brainstorming all of the items we wanted to add to the event because we wanted...

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Cristin Thomas

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Cristin Thomas

I was pregnant with my 3rd child when I felt a lump in my breast. It was November of 2009, and I was 6 months along. I didn’t think much of the lump and mentioned it at my next monthly OB/GYN visit. My doctor thought it was probably a clogged duct or mastitis, and told me that, “Pregnant boobs are lumpy boobs.” I didn’t think any more about it. At 33 years old, who would? I was naive enough to believe that breast cancer didn’t really happen to young women. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward to May of 2010. I gave birth in early February to a healthy boy and was at the pediatrician’s office for my youngest daughter’s kindergarten...

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Krista Liller

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

Krista Liller

I signed up for the 3-Day in March 2009 when D’Lyn Biggs, Team Tiara Captain, asked me for the umpteenth time to walk with Team Tiara. As my journey progressed over the next few months, I pondered my reasons for walking. Was it just to hit a goal? At the time, I really only knew one person affected by breast cancer, my neighbor Deb (she is a survivor). I had several personal connects with cancer though. My mother had cancer of the cervix when I was a baby and had a total hysterectomy. I lost a father figure last year to cancer of the larynx. We have a cousin who had leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant at age 7. She is now a beautiful woman of 21. Through my...

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Jim Hillman

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

Jim Hillman

Where to begin? How to finish?  These are thoughts I considered many times when I wrote my “wrap-up” status message several weeks ago to all of those who have so faithfully supported my 3-day dream to walk in all 2011 3-day for the Cure events, a dream that became reality only a couple of weeks ago. How to begin?  As I considered this, I thought of all the easy things I could write about, including what it takes to fundraise for 14 walks, the preparation and the travel and so many other things, but then I realized that this wasn’t really that important to me anymore as the focus would be in the wrong place, the motivation misplaced. As stated in my San Diego...

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Jennifer Carbary

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Jennifer Carbary

I signed up for my first 3-Day for the Cure in August 2010, just days after my sister finished the Michigan 3-Day, her first walk. When I told people I was walking, the first question was almost always, “Why?” Early on, a friend asked if I had been personally touched by breast cancer. It led me to tell her “my story” … My story I have no family history of breast cancer. And although I’m a woman, and therefore at risk, I’ve never considered myself to be uniquely at risk. I am walking because of my sister. When she started her adventure in February 2010, I didn’t quite get it, but I wanted to be supportive of her. I figured she was off on some random...

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