A very successful fundraiser since the 2011 3-day season, is a Breast Cancer Awareness coin and pin that my daughter, Mollie, designs and works with the mint to produce. The coins, for those that geocache, are actually a geocoin, including a tracking number for those that want to place them in a cache. To date, more than two dozen are circulating around the United States in caches, each spreading a little breast cancer awareness!
Our goal is to have a new design each year, with the front side being similar for each year and the reverse/back side being based on one of the cities we walk in. For 2012, the coin was dedicated to the city of Boston, MA. The reason for Boston is a dedication to a very special "little girl on Belmont Hill." For the story on this special girl, please go to "The Story of Zoie."
For 2013, the coin features Arizona. In 2011, when I walked in all 14 national events, I received news during my Arizona walk that my dad had died and I flew home immediately to be with family. Although I walk for mom who died from this disease in 2004, I can easily say my dad was my biggest 3-day supporter. Not only a donor, he continually cheered me on during my training walks, asking, "How far are you walking today. I know you can make it." In addition, he would spread the word to his friends to encourage them to participate. For 2012, I walked in Arizona again as I wanted to complete what I started in 2011 and to dedicate the walk to mom and dad. I was honored and privileged to carry the My Father flag during Opening and Closing ceremonies. Therefore, to my mom the Mother flag is shown and for my father, the Father flag.
The coins are 1.75" in diameter and are offered in a silver or gold metal finish. Each coin will have a geocoin tracking number on the edge so as to not obscure any of the design. For a $25 donation, you can have either a gold or silver metal coin or for $10 one of the pins, gold or silver. A coin and pin set is $30. For your $25 coin donation, $20 will go directly to Susan G. Komen 3-day for the cure to help fund research, education and other support for those affected by breast cancer. For the $10 pin, $8 goes to Susan G. Komen 3-day.
The following are photos of the coin and pin. The top photo is the front side of a gold coin and the back side of a silver coin. The second photo is of a gold and silver metal pin, which is 1" in diameter. If you would like to order a coin, pin or set, please contact me at: WalkingForACure@WalkingForACure.info
Finally, for anyone interested in a 2011 or 2012 coin or pin, I have a few available, with the cost being $20 per coin. If you order any combination of two 2011 and 2012 coins, I'll toss in matching pins while supplies last. All costs include shipping. For the 2011 and 2012 coins and pins, all monies received will go to my fundraising.