July 29th, 2016


Walking 60 Miles In Seattle

Seattle 2015In September I’ll be walking 60 miles in 3 days as part of the 2016 Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk… a walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. This is my 9th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk series and this is my 26th walk overall. In order to take part, I have to raise a minimum of $2300, but of course, I’d like to raise much more. Funds raised by the walk go to fund research, education, treatment, and early detection.

I personally feel very strongly about each person’s right to live a full, happy lifetime, and moreover, that there are few things more tragic than the story of a life being cut short early, like a novel whose author just lost interest and gave up. Cancer sucks. I lost my father this year (to old age, essentially) at the age of 84 and I know how much that hurt – and he had a full, long life. How much more must it hurt to lose a wife or mother or sister or daughter to something that comes like a thief in the night?

I know, though, that everyone has their own fundraising priorities, and I’m just grateful to have friends and co-workers that are so generous in so many causes. If you can and will sponsor me, I’d be very grateful, but if you’re already committed in other areas, I’m glad to know that your heart is open and always looking to help others.

If you do wish to sponsor me, you can do so here: http://www.the3day.org/goto/jayfurr

If you work for a company that offers matching, please take a few minutes extra to do that as well. There are many Susan G. Komen affiliates in the USA, but the one you should pick is the one with tax ID 751835298, with an address in Chicago, IL, as shown below.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day




Telephone Number: 800-996-3329

Fax Number: 888-294-2557

E-mail Address: dsomers@event360.com

Website Address: http://www.The3Day.org

U.S. Tax ID/EIN: 751835298

Thank you so much for your support, and for all you do to make our communities and our world a better place in which to live. I am deeply grateful.