Neither Here Nor There: Perspectives on Identity by the Young Eritrean and Ethiopian Diaspora in America

February 1, 2011

Doing Big Things: Walking For A Cure

Filed under: Uncategorized — Habesha Diaspora @ 3:50 pm
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A very good friend of mine, Fasika Belaineh, is stepping up to help fight breast cancer.  How many of you are familiar with the Susan B. Komen 3 Day For The Cure?  For those who are not familiar with the program, the website describes the process as follows:

Thousands of women and men come together, each raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Then they take their commitment to end breast cancer one step further and walk 60 miles over the course of three days.

Net proceeds from the 3-Day for the Cure fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 28 years has been impacted by a Komen for the Cure grant.

In Fasika’s own words:

I am doing this walk because I think it is a wonderful cause.  I believe that the cure is close and any contribution that I can make would hopefull allow them to meet their goal so that great steps can be made.  I know several co-workers that are going through chemotherapy and it just makes me sad for them and their families but it also makes me hopeful that if we can create treatments such as chemo then we cant be too far away to beat it completely.

Each participant agrees to raise at least $2,300 in order to even walk the 60 miles.  I am so proud of my friend for taking on such a physical, mental, and financial challenge and I want to do all I can to support her and this very worthy cause.  This is why I ask you to help her raise her $2,300.  In fact, I wonder if we can not raise this to $5000?  How many of us have been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly?  We have to fight against this disease in every way we can. 

As the gentleman in the video said, there are two choices.  In our case it is whether to donate or not.  Whether you can give $1.00 or $100.00 every little bit helps.  Use the link below to make donations directly to the organization under Fasika’s name:

http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2011/AtlantaEvent2011?px=5748205&pg=personal&fr_id=1610

In the Doing Big Things series we have been highlighting people who have taken on big projects and goals – but this is a first where we can all be congratulated…that is, if you choose to be an active participant.

Even if you can’t participate by sending money please pass along the link to this page or Fasika’s donation page to everyone and anyone!

Thank you in advance for all your help!

Mahlet

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