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Area women tying one on for a cure

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bra-Zil Billies team members Amy Reynolds and Andrea Gearald check their shoelaces before treading out into the rain to train at Forest Park Monday evening for the upcoming Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Ivy Jackson Photo.
A group of local women have united together to get fit and support the fight against breast cancer.

"We have always wanted to participate in a marathon of some type as a way to get fit," Bra-Zil Billies Team Captain Amy Reynolds told The Brazil Times. "We are three really good friends who have chose to come together as a team and help fight breast cancer."

Reynolds and teammates Andrea Gearald and Tiffany Foster said they hope to "partake in one of the most incredible events of a lifetime," the Breast Cancer 3-Day national event on Aug. 8-10, in Chicago, Illinois.

"We are training to walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men to help support the fight against breast cancer," Reynolds said about the event sponsored in 14 national cities by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

The proceeds collected by the teams will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.

"Walking in rain or shine, sleet or snow, we have been busy training to prepare for this walk," Reynolds said about the next six months of training. "I haven't personally been touched by cancer, but we walk for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, friends, ourselves and for you."

The team hopes the community will also get involved by joining Clickers 4 A Cause and train with them each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until August 5.

"We hope that people will meet us at the Forest Park Pool at 6 p.m., for our 3-5 mile training walks," Reynolds said.

People may participate in the training walks for a donation of $1 per person, which Reynolds said would used by the group to help reach their goal of $2,200 per team member ($6,600).

"People will be helping to fight breast cancer one step at a time," Reynolds said.

The team is also participating in various local activities in the American Cancer Society Clay County Relay For Life 14-hour event scheduled at the YMCA on May 3-4.

"We wanted to do something together," Reynolds said. "We are a team of women wanting to do something worth-while, support breast cancer research was a natural decision for us to make."

For more information about getting involved with the Bra-Zil Billies, contact Amy Reynolds at (812) 448-8843 or by e-mail at amy_b_reynolds@yahoo.com.

For more information about Breast Cancer 3-Day, or to participate in a walk in a city near you, visit www.the3day.org, or call 800-996-3DAY.

To learn more about the Clay County Relay For Life, contact Kathy White at 446-9733 or by e-mail at kwhite@ticz.com or by logging onto www.events.cancer.org/rflclaycoin for more details about how to become involved.

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I would like to invite anyone who is interested to walk with the Clicker 4 a cause every Mon. Wed. & Fri. to HELP FIHT BREAST CANCER 1 STEP @ A TIME!

We are meeting at 6pm in front of the Forest Park Pool evey Mon. Wed. & Fri. now till Aug. for a 3-5 mile walk around town (we also have a 1 mile walk avaiable)

For more information please call Amy Reynolds at 448-8843 or just show up to walk!



-- Posted by Amy Reynolds on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 11:15 AM

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