100 lb. Club - Komen 3 day walk completed!




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matt_H
07-29-2009, 10:36 AM
Hey everyone,

Sorry if this isn't appropriate to post here, but the past weekend I took part in an life changing event. My team of 23 guys completed a walk of 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the Komen Foundation (breast cancer). This is a cause that hits very close to home for me and I was very excited to take part in it. I met so many great people and will have memories of this that will last a lifetime.

Many photos will soon be available online at the Men with Heart (http://www.menwithheart.org/) website. Also, please take a look at this amazing video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Pj8x6G-g8) about the event that my teammate Paul put together.

I've gotten lots of encouragement and support from women and men at 3fcs and I thank you so much! I'm looking forward to the event next year and have already registered for 2010!


scarletmeshell
07-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Oh Matt! I was wondering how it went! You should be so proud of yourself, we are all proud of you. You really are an inspiration!

Madison
07-29-2009, 10:46 AM
Oh wow thats fantastic! :)


bargoo
07-29-2009, 11:11 AM
matt, as someone who is currently in treatment for breast cancer , I want to thank you and your team. What a great bunch of guys !

Judy Lynn
07-29-2009, 11:22 AM
Matt, what an awesome accomplishment! Thanks for doing the walk, and thanks for posting. You rock!

Slashnl
07-29-2009, 11:25 AM
How awesome! Good Job!

dragonwoman64
07-29-2009, 11:30 AM
wow, that is amazing, congratulations! My SIL suffered from breast cancer, and she's about a 4 year survivor now. I have another friend who walks in all the Avon walks, I'm going to do the one in NYC in the fall, or at least volunteer. Really is a great cause.

Windchime
07-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Matt, thank you so much for supporting this cause. My aunt died of breast cancer 21 years ago when the treatments were not nearly as effective as they are today. Your teams' effort will undoubtedly raise funds and awareness to help ensure that someone else's aunt will survive breast cancer and live a long and happy life.

So thank you. And congratulations on the accomplishment. 60 miles--whew!

SnowboundChick
07-29-2009, 02:10 PM
Way to go Matt! That is fantastic!!

CLCSC145
07-29-2009, 02:13 PM
Well done, Matt! How are you feeling after walking that far?

Onederchic
07-29-2009, 02:34 PM
Amazing! Congrats. This is very much something to be proud of and share :D :hug:

harrismm
07-29-2009, 02:37 PM
Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

WildThings
07-29-2009, 07:35 PM
What a huge accomplishment! Congratulations and thanks for taking up such a worthwhile cause.

Sandi
07-29-2009, 07:45 PM
Matt, that is just awesome!! What a great accomplishment!

Beck
07-29-2009, 07:50 PM
Congratulations, and thanks for walking for such a worthwhile cause.

BillBlueEyes
07-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Congratulaltions, Matt (matt_h), that's quite a walk!

Jennelle
07-29-2009, 09:30 PM
Of course it's appropriate to post here! Great job! :D

My mom is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer. I thank you on her behalf. :hug:

rochemist
07-29-2009, 09:41 PM
:cheer:

Couch
07-29-2009, 10:54 PM
What an awesome achievement. I bet you feel like you could conquer the world!

matt_H
07-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Well done, Matt! How are you feeling after walking that far?

I felt pretty good. I had the proper shoes/ socks so I didn't have any blisters and the training really helped.

p7eggyc
07-29-2009, 11:35 PM
Way to go Matt! I did a 26 mile 2 day a number of years ago and I am in awe of you 60 miler's! Thanks for your work on the walk and enjoy the glow of accomplishment!

Peg

Numina
07-30-2009, 12:43 AM
Matt, you are my hero!

Thank you so much for donating your time to this cause. I have 2 close friends that are both breast cancer survivors, so I know a little bit about how devastating this disease can be.

And kudos to you for putting on those great big walking shoes and grinding some fat pounds under your heels while you helped the rest of us. From where I am in my ability for long, sustained walking, 60 miles is AMAZING! I will be thinking about that the next time I am tempted to turn around after 20 minutes!

GREAT JOB IN SO MANY WAYS, MATT! CONGRATULATIONS! WALK ON!


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thinpossible
07-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Wow! That is so great! Congratulations Matt :bravo:

matt_H
07-30-2009, 03:26 PM
BTW, you can see a bunch of photos (kudos if you can spot me in them) here:

http://www.menwithheart.org/photo-gallery/2009-boston-komen-3-day-breast-cancer-walk/

P.S., in the rain pics, I'm the one spotting the stylish bright orange.