A few months ago, Jason showed me the flickr group, “My Day, Yesterday“. Flickr users video tape their entire day, then clip and edit to fit the video into a minute and thirty seconds. There are some really amazing videos from all over the world in the pool. I think it’s so interesting to see how different people spend their 24 hours, from their morning coffee to their commute to work, dinner with family and late night tv. So great!
I finally got around to making my own video on Saturday. Usually a Saturday for me is spent at the Miami Contemporary Dance Company, where I work-study. I manage the reception desk for most of the day and then take ballet and modern class. I walk to and from the studio, about a 2.5 mile walk each way, along the boardwalk. After class, I head home where Jason and I cook dinner together (this time it was tacos!). Then I practice flute for a bit and head to bed. A productive day, to say the least! So here is the video. Enjoy!
This week I started training for a huge event to take place in November. I’m joining Jason’s mom and family in Dallas, Texas to do the 3 Day walk for Breast Cancer which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. My mother and sister-in-law are also flying down from Wisconsin to join us for the event.
Since I decided to take on this challenge, I have learned of so many friends and family who have been touched by breast cancer, whether personally or through a loved one. The statistics are staggering. Of the 192,370 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, 40,170 will lose their lives to breast cancer. Another 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 440 men will die from the disease this year.
About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although older women are more at risk to get breast cancer, the disease knows very few boundaries. All women–regardless of race, ethnicity, age or family history–are at risk for breast cancer.
The 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 60-mile walk that takes place over the course of three days. Each participant makes a commitment to raise a minimum of $2300, all of which goes to breast cancer research. I am thrilled to be a part of this event. Although this will be a challenge for me, it is so exciting to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.
So far, I have rasied about $600 of my $2,300 goal through the generosity of friends an family. If you are interested in donating to help me reach my fundraising goal, please click the link below. Any amount is greatly appreciated and your efforts will not go unnoticed!
Emma is a free-lance flutist and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA. Her dork-a-thon qualifications include: a BFA in dance, sewing, knitting, crafting, color guard, baking, yoga, herbal tea, home remedies, Oprah, writing, Tomb Raider, dessert, long walks, blues music, baskets, and bargain shopping.
Jason is a freelance tuba player and computer nerd living in Pittsburgh, PA. If that wasn't enough, his other dork-a-thon qualifications include: A degree in computer science, punk rock, t-shirts, photography, Google Reader, orange juice, opera, guitar, plaid shorts, flip-flops, shaving once a week, naps, Madden 2K8, southern cooking, Georgia Football, free food, graphic design, and Asian cultures.