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9/21/06-Henderson

East Texas Woman Walks 60 Miles To Fight Breast Cancer

The cooler weather in East Texas may encourage some of you to get outside and go for a walk, maybe a mile or two, but in October, one East Texas woman will be taking the walk of her lifetime.  She'll be working 20 miles a day, three days in a row.   If you've driven through the streets of Henderson lately, you may have seen Lin Fennell walking.

"About two months ago I started walking in the mornings and the evenings," said Fennell. In March, Fennell; says she heard about the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk that benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and knew it was something she wanted to do.

"I've always been an advocate for breast cancer," said Fennell. "I really think everyone should do what they can to help victims and the families and donate money." Fennell says she also knew it's not going to be easy.  

"They suggest you buy two pairs of tennis shoes and get them both broken in at least a couple of months ahead of time," said Fennell. Just how far is Linn walking. From Tyler, it's like walking to Pittsburg or walking to Marshall. If Fennell took off from Henderson and walked to Palestine that would be about 60 miles. The breast cancer walk is broken up into three days, 20 miles a day. At night, Fennell says they camp.

"We sleep in a tent in a sleeping bag," said Fennell. "That's the part I dread the most." What Fennell is looking forward to is crossing that finish line.

"I'm very nervous, yes," said Fennell. "Kind of wondering what I got myself into, but I know it's for a good cause. I feel like it will be something I can be proud of." The Breast Cancer 3 Day walk is at the end of October in Dallas. Every walker must raise $2,200.00  to participate, so far Fennell has raised about a thousand.   If you would like to support Fennell on her journey you can by going to our homepage, then click on the Know More on 7 link. There you will find Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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