Heather Harrington, ECS Corporate Services Administrative Trainer, has committed herself for the past 5 years to participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She is also already committed to her 6th year. The Avon walk has been hosting this event for over 13 years in the Washington, DC area. Avon hosts seven of these events across the country.
Heather lost both her grandmother and mother to this terrible disease. She walks for them and what they went through, and hopes one day we can see an end to this disease. She walks for her friends, and their mothers and hopes that she doesn't have to watch another one of them go through what her family had. Heather has raised over $20,000 over the past five years.
The event happens to take place around the anniversary of her mother’s passing and she cannot think of a better way to honor her memory than by participating in this event. She'll be just one of thousands of people who have walked up to 39.3 miles over two days to raise awareness and promote education. Heather likes to break her walk up by doing a marathon walk (26.2 mls) the first day and the rest (13.1 mls) on the 2nd day. “39.3 miles is a short distance to walk in honor of the woman who taught me how,” says Harrington.