Friday 3 Day Blog Round Up!

First up, Heidi of the Life Changing Journey blog recounts her mother's battle with breast cancer and talks about how Team Rose Buds was formed in this moving post.  Heidi also took some time this week to share some photos from her pretty training walk in the north Georgia mountains here.

Valerie of The 2 Pink Chicks also shares the story of how their team came to be during the 2008 Atlanta 3 Day in this post.  Her teammate Julie then wrote this post about the inconvenience of walking in a different city each year and how that's kind of why the 2 Pink Chicks do it.

The endlessly linkable Cat of the Fat Girl Walkin' blog reminds us in this highly recommended post that while dealing with the annoying little things in life can be stressful, it's so much better than the alternative.  She also shares just how far she is willing to go for a donation in this amusing post.  

Leanne of the Leanne... the Walker blog celebrated her 28th birthday this week!  Check out her birthday post to see how she's using her birthday to help with her fundraising.  Leanne also wrote this great post this week emphasizing the importance of proper hydration.  A good reminder for all walkers, new and old!  Happy birthday Leanne!

Jillian of the Chai Latte Please blog shares some helpful tips from her friend Lynna about hosting a successful fundraising garage sale in this post.  The best way to relax post-garage sale?  Tatatinis!  Get the recipes for both the alcoholic and NA versions here

Jenny of The Big Walk talks about taking part in the Relay for Life at the University of Maryland in this post.

Lauri of the 60 Mile Thoughts blog shares her story about becoming the person she always wanted to be on the 3 Day in this wonderful post.

Beckie of the Divine Secrets of the TaTa Sisterhood talks about fundraisers that are overlooked and underestimated in this post.  Definitely worth reading if you're stumped about fundraising! 

Speaking of fundraising, Nicole of the One Step at a Time blog wants everyone to know about the Pinko de Mayo fundraising concert in Chicago.  Read all the details and learn how you can take part here

Michelle of My Pink Goal talks about how 3 Day walkers make no excuses in this encouraging post.

John of the 60 Miles blog talks about how to avoid the medical tent and what to expect if you end up there anyways in this post

Finally, if you need a reminder about why we're all doing this crazy thing that is the Breast Cancer 3 Day, I highly recommend this personal post by Bridget of the My Big Girl Pants blog.  No one should have to face what she's going through and I wish her all the best in her journey.


Leanne...the walker said...

I always look forward to your weekly round up, Kristen! You always have blogs that I haven't read yet and I love it! Thank you so much for putting these posts together each week.

Kristen Sager Cincotta said...

I'm glad you like it! I really enjoy compiling all the blog links every week and I try to find a wide variety of post topics to cover.

~ Kristen

Bridget said...

Kristen, thank you so much for the shout out! Keep fighting the good fight for me. Knowing people like you are out there helps me sleep at night.

Kristen Sager Cincotta said...


My mom is on a similar journey to yours. She was initially diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in January 2007 that had spread to her lymph nodes. After undergoing more than a year of aggressive treatment, including surgery, chemo and radiation, she was declared cancer-free in April 2008. She started having some pain in her hip this past November. After a series of tests in sterile tunnels (as you describe them), they found out that the cancer had returned in her liver and possibly in her bones. She had to undergo two separate liver biopsies before they could make the final diagnosis, so reading about your most recent procedure really hit home for me.

Thank you so much for sharing your story, and thank you to Leanne for telling me about it. It has really helped me to understand what my mom is going through, emotionally and physically.

~ Kristen