Welcome to the Team Kimpossible home on the Interwebs, dedicated to continuing Kim’s fight to find a cure for breast cancer.
In 2002 Kim and her friend Gayle participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day 60 mile walk in Boca Raton, FL. Together they raised over $7000 for the cause. Unfortunately Kim lost her life on May 6, 2008 during her second bout with breast cancer.
Team Kimpossible was assembled in her memory. The team of 6 walkers, led by Gayle, participated in the same event hosted in Tampa Bay, FL the following October. Each walker raised a minimum of $2200 for a team total of over $13,000! The team was joined by over 1500 walkers, 325 crew members, and collectively the Tampa event alone raised over 4.4 million dollars! Combine all the 3-day walks across the nation and we raised nearly 95 million dollars! (see 2008 statistics for all 14 events)
The 2009 Tampa 3-day for the Cure was no different. Team Kimpossible was out in force at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-day once again this past October walking in Kim’s memory and continuing her fight to raise money and find a cure for breast cancer. This year our minimum contribution to walk was raised to $2300 per walker. For more information on the ’09 team members or our 2010 team visit our team info page.
In 2010 Team Kimpossible started a “survivor sponsorship” initiative. We feel it is beyond tragic if a survivor goes through their bout with cancer and life without experiencing the amazing community that surrounds the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure. Each year we will sponsor a survivor, commit to raise their $2300 minimum, and hold their hand through the entire experience. In 2010 we sponsored Lesli Mather. Lesli, accompanied by her husband, participated in the 2010 Tampa event and met lots of new friends, many of which have experienced the same challenges she has since her diagnosis in September of 2009. Our survivor for the 2011 walk was Lisa Cline. Lisa came out to support our team in 2010 before she was diagnosed. She was part of our family before she began her fight and we took her on as our 2011 survivor without question. Lisa also participated in the survivor circle for opening and closing ceremonies. See our announcement here.
In 2012 Team Kimpossible was represented in two of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day events in both Tampa and Atlanta. Dylan participated in the Atlanta event walking 60 miles and was joined in Tampa by walkers Jen, Rhoda, and Tom and crew members Gayle, Ashleigh and Amy.
What can you do? Well the most direct help comes in the form of a monetary donation. You can also help tremendously by spreading the word of our story and cause, link to our page, tell your friends, co-workers, family, become a fan of our Facebook page. With your help we can raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer and raise money to find a cure. Everyone deserves a lifetime! Since the 2002 walk, team Kimpossible has raised over $66,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen and breast cancer initiatives across the globe!
This web page is our portal to sharing what we do in our efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer, help educate, and fundraise for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook (links to the left). Hope you enjoy!
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