Friday, November 13, 2009
Lawyers Who 3 Day
You need not look far to find someone whose life was affected by breast cancer. A group of bay area lawyers recently participated in the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk. The “3 Day” includes stops across the country, including St. Petersburg. Walkers trek 60 miles over three days in order to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. The 2009 Tampa Bay 3-Day raised almost $4,000,000. Over 1700 walkers were supported by an all volunteer crew of 300, who set up camp, transported supplies, provided meals, provided medical care and supported the walkers.
Several St. Pete Bar members and local attorneys participated in the 3 Day: Tracy Leduc, Amy Drushal, Kathie Joe Malti, Erin Whittemore, Erin Allen, Charles Gallagher and the St. Petersburg Bar’s own Kathy Parker. Tracy became involved in the 3-Day after her mother (and later she) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Amy Drushal walked the 3 Day for the past three years, but this year was special as she walked in support of her good friend, Christy, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Charles Gallagher “crewed” the 3-Day for the past four years on the sports medicine team. Erin Whittemore walked in support of her grandmother and friend who were both diagnosed with breast cancer. After walking the 3-Day, Kathy Parker decided to give back by crewing the 2008 and 2009 events.
The days are grueling and the walk is challenging, but no one complains during this amazing shared experience. Why do we 3-Day? Everyone has a different reason, but we are all drawn to this powerful experience because we know that one person can make a difference.