Total donated $10,800
The 2nd Annual Stroll Ride, Run "Fun"draiser was held on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 on the Polly Ann Trail in Oxford, Michigan. It was a rainy day, but people still showed up for the event. Jodie Wilson, 26, gave a stirring speech about her year-long fight with breast cancer. She was diagnosed in 2007 and has written a blog in the Detroit News detailing her journey. A link to her blog,
The Breast Monologues, can be found here: http://info.detnews.com/redesign/blogs/healthblog/index.cfm. Her speech reminds us all that cancer doesn't care about age, gender, or race but that cancer affects us all the same way.
Event Re-Cap by Pat Nolf
On behalf of the entire Pink Ribbon Trailblazers committee, I would like to thank you for your generous donation to our event, held Saturday, September 13, 2008, on the Polly Ann Trail. Despite the monsoon, we had a great turnout! And the best news, we have raised over $11,000 at this time for mammograms for under served and uninsured women in Oakland County. This money will be donated to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland to continue their mission of providing services for those in need.
The PRT are grateful to community members like you, who help behind the scenes, to make events like these happen! We all have a choice about what charities and causes we wish to support. Thank you for making our organization one of your choices. The health crisis in Michigan is not going to go away. Our desire to support women needing an annual mammogram, or worse, fearing a breast cancer diagnosis, is paramount to our mission.
Thank you again for helping make our second annual stroll, walk, bike, run 'fun'draiser a success! Truly, we couldn't have done it without you.
Please accept our wishes for a happy and successful year in your personal and professional work. We hope you will again consider giving us your support next fall, September 12, 2009, for the third annual Pink Ribbon Trailblazers event.