Madame Ambassador is back, with the two-week countdown to the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk! Wow, I’ve been preparing for this event for so many months, it’s hard to believe I’ll be setting out on the first leg of this journey in just 14 days!
This is another audience participation post. I wrote one last week, when I asked you to tell me who I’ll be walking in honor of, or in memory of. I’ll be wearing these names on my clothing throughout the weekend. If you’d like to add a name to my list, just leave a Comment, or email me at dawn [at] sheIsTooFondOfBooks [dot] com.
I plan to post text and photo updates on Twitter throughout the weekend. You can follow me at @TooFondOfBooks . Of course, I’ll be sending those updates when I have stepped to the side of the route and am standing still – talking (or tweeting!) on a cell phone while walking is not allowed, for safety reasons. I’d love to get a tweet or two from you that weekend!
I’ll be sending the Twitter updates via my iPhone, which has a battery life of about one day. I won’t have access to AC power to recharge the phone during my two nights away, and was hoping to find a (single use?) battery-powered charger to use. I’ve asked the Mac Geniuses as well as the guys at Radio Shack, but haven’t had any luck. Is there a AA or AAA powered charger I can purchase to take along with me?
Now, who’s good at corresponding via snail mail? I’ll tell you one person who is – my mother! She always gets the birthday cards and thank you notes out on time, and is ready to to drop a note in the mailbox when she hears that someone has had a big event in their life, or just needs a lift. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t inherit that gene! If and when I do put something in the USPS mailbox it’s a major feat!
I’m wondering if I can convince some of you to be a little like my mother right now. As my July 3-Day News says:
There’s nothing like a letter from a loved one to inspire you to keep going. Your friends, family and supporters can write a letter to you, which we’ll deliver to you on the event at the Breast Cancer 3-Day Camp Post Office.
Send letters to:
Breast Cancer 3-Day Camp Post Office
ATTN: DAWN RENNERT
P.O. Box 8534
Warwick, RI 02888
Envelopes only, please. No boxes or large packages. Mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, July 14th in order to ensure delivery at the Breast Cancer 3-Day Camp Post Office.
So, yes, I’m putting it out there, to my “loved ones” (Hi, mom!), to the bookish people I first “met” online, and to those of you who might be linking over from another site … I’d be thrilled to get an encouraging note while on the 3-Day route! A standard postcard costs 28 cents to mail; a standard letter, 44 cents. The boost I’ll get? Priceless!
That’s all for this week, folks! Look for another 3-Day Thursday post next week!