Walking for Breast Cancer Network of Strength!

I actually have to start off this post telling you a story that happened today on the way home from preschool. There were a bunch of high school kids running (I would guess that it was the cross country team), and Madison (my 5 year old) got all upset. I asked her what was wrong, and she told me that “they shouldn't be running, because it is a sidewalk not a siderun!” Now, I refrained from laughing at that moment since she did have a point, and she spent the entire summer last year being told she couldn't run ahead of us on our walks.

Now, that you got to laugh at my funny story (that has to do with walking), I have to tell you about a great cause that I am involved in this year. Have you heard of BeeWell Miles? If not, this is a cause you definitely want to get involved with.

Well, Bumble Bee Tuna is currently donating 15 cents for every mile that is logged into BeeWellMiles.com (up to $200,000) to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength. Now, think about it? How many miles can you rack up without even trying? I'll tell you this — you'll be amazed. Madison had to go for some bloodwork last Friday, and I put on 2000 steps (2000 steps = 1 mile) just walking around the hospital! Now, I've got over 20,000 steps in that picture above (I haven't zeroed it out yet, and yes, that did take a couple of days). Now, those 20,000 steps equals $1.50 which doesn't sound like a lot. If it wouldn't have snowed, I would have way more steps. One of the things we like to do in the spring and the summer with the kids is walk around the block. Why not earn money doing something you normally would have?

Now, there is around 210 days left in this campaign, so that $1.50 will add up quite quickly. Can you imagine how many miles will be walked if we get everyone we know to walk and log their miles? The other great thing is that the BeeWellMiles site has great resources for you to use. Not only can you log your miles, but you can figure out how long your favorite walking/running route is and figure out how many calroies you are eating. You can interact with other visitors and share ideas and tips with them too. Who doesn't love a great contest on top of all this? Each day you log miles or enter game codes from the pink label Bumble Bee cans, you could instantly win one of 15,000 prizes!!

As some of you know, I have an aunt who had breast cancer (who eventually died of lung cancer), so breast cancer causes are near and dear to my heart. I would be surprised if any of you didn't know someone who had or has breast cancer. Why not raise extra money to help Breast Cancer Network of Strength doing something you do every day? If you walk more to help raise more money, even better! Getting healthier and giving to a great cause — what more can you ask for!

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Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Loretta

    LMAO ~ gotta love the things 5 year olds say sometimes!

    This is a really interesting campaign and I had not heard of it until you blogged about it. Heading over there to check out the website now.

  2. Kari

    You know you should be getting 10000 steps everyday. I mean, I'm 8 months pregnant and I still manage 7000+ a day. You're letting you pregant sis show you up!

  3. Fris Arvz

    Its look like "A walk For A Cause" campaign here in our country; which are intended for Mother Nature. Cute device to log your walk.

  4. Roza

    A lovely story !!!! Great campaign ..I m also looking forward to do something in near future..

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