Everett Mom Excited and Exhausted After Komen 3-Day

September 18, 2011


Hollie Veach with three of her reasons for walking

It was an uplifting sight as the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure wrapped up at Seattle Center this afternoon. I had a chance to talk with an Everett mother of two who participated in this year’s event. Hollie Veach (who in the interest of full disclosure is my daughter-in-law) told me she was exhausted and excited at the same time. She’s been involved for months in raising the entry fee, holding garage sales and fundraisers to get $2375.00 that allowed her to participate with other members as part of a team called “Falcons Go Pink”. While training for the walk she tore a part of her Achilles tendon but went on with the walk. Veach tells me she got inspiration from a sign that she saw along the route that said, “because you’re limping, someone else is surviving”. This year’s event reportedly had nearly 2400 walkers and raised $5,300,000.00.

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