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By Kelcey Hatch
Reporter 

Local women team up to raise money for breast cancer awareness

 

July 13, 2010

Betsy Hunt (L) and Judy Haedt (R) training on the Centennial Trail for the 3-day 60 mile walk.

Lake Stevens residents Betsy Hunt and Judy Haedt are holding a yard sale to help fund breast cancer research and screening. Items at the yard sale include crafts, sports equipment, tools and more. The sale is being held at the Olympic Physical Therapy parking lot at 4220 Hoyt Ave. in Everett from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Hunt and Haedt are also participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-day For the Cure 60 mile walk taking place on September 24 in Seattle. The 60 mile 3-day walk is an event that raises money each year to end breast cancer. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting the disease and has invested $1.5 billion dollars towards a cure.

Hunt and Haedt have been training for the 3-day since April 12th. So far in Hunt’s journey she has raised $1,450 towards her goal of $2,300.

“I am working as hard as I can as a busy 58 year young grandmother of four. I will be training hard to have the stamina for this big event in my life—walking 60 miles for the cure!” Hunt said on the 3-day website.

Haedt has raised $1,380 towards her goal of $2,900.

“Our family has been affected by breast cancer as I’m sure many of yours have been. Because we don’t want any more occurrences for anyone, I have decided to walk in this event.” Haedt said on the 3-day website.

If you would like to donate to either of these women please visit www.the3day.org and search their name. There you can read their stories and make a donation.

 

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