Trimspa X32 Spokesmodel to Walk 60 Miles in Three Days For Boston's Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day

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TrimSpa X32 Success Story Encourages All to Help Raise Funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund

TrimSpa X32 Success Story Encourages All to Help Raise Funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund

Nicole Cavicchi of Bangor, Maine, will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. The participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for critical research and community outreach programs.

TrimSpa Spokes-Model and real life weight loss success story will walk 60 miles in 3 days to benefit Breast Cancer awareness and research. Once weighing over 223 pounds, this 26 year old, 5 foot 1 mother and wife has come far, losing nearly 100 lbs in 18 months reclaiming her health and life. No matter how far she's come already, Nicole Cavicchi is determined to go even further.

“This was a no-brainer to me. I only wish I could do more. A close friend lost his mother to cancer. This woman was the epitome of strength and courage. When asked if I would do this all I thought about was the amazing wife and mother I had known for so long. 60 miles is nothing. She fought so hard, for so long. 3 days? That's the least I can give." said, Nicole. Over the past 5 years nicole has faced health issues of her own“ I have had 2 benign lumps removed from my right breast a year apart from one another. You don't know going into surgery what the outcome will be. It's a scary place. I was so blessed that all I have left are scars." "After a very difficult pregnancy I had my own battle to get my life back. My kidneys and liver took huge hits and I wasn’t sure I'd ever get back to where I am today. I couldn't be happier to be walking with friends from TrimSpa. They helped me get back to me. Now, it's my turn to give back.” Nicole is also a member of Mothers without Borders a non-profit group who provides self sustaining aid to orphans world wide.

TrimSpa is an annual contributor to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

According to the American Cancer Society This year, About 211,240 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2005. About 40,410 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are slightly over 2 million women living in the US who have been treated for breast cancer.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 7. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 33. Breast cancer death rates are going down. This decline is probably the result of earlier detection and improved treatment. Other prevention strategies include not drinking alcohol, exercising regularly and staying slim.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of breast exams and mamograms. They can save your life. Such simple things mean life or death to so many people over he world. We are fortunate as Americans to have amazing programs like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment, as well as the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, to provide a special field of interest fund for breast cancer initiatives. Donating to these organizations mean that health care, education and one day a cure will be accessible for all who need it. It's not just the man or woman we save, it's the entire family. If I can ask anything, it's to be screened. If I can ask 2 things, Donate to our team-Lets make this one for the record books!"

Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day is an extremely beautiful walk through two New England states. Opening Ceremonies will be held north of the Massachusetts border at the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire. The final day marks the dramatic culmination of this amazing journey, following an incredible urban bikeway leading to stunning views of the Boston skyline over the Charles River into MIT in Cambridge, MA for Closing Ceremonies. NH to Boston will start on Friday morning, July 8, 2005 and end with Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, July 10th. The walkers will cover about 20 miles a day, traveling at their own pace. The walkers will be supported by hundreds of volunteer crew members who will provide meals, water and snack stops, gear transport, hot showers, portable restrooms, safety on the streets and comprehensive medical services.

In order to participate, each walker must train for the event and must commit to raising a minimum of $2,100 (many walkers will raise more than the minimum). To help prepare for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, each walker is supported by coaches who assist in all aspects of training and fundraising, while clinics, meetings, training sessions and mailings provide ongoing support. To help Nicole Cavicchi reach her goal, make a donation directly to her donation page online at http://www.The3Day.org. Enter her name or Id number # 80217041 to support our local walker on this amazing journey. To learn how to participate or volunteer with the Breast Cancer 3-Day, visit http://www.The3Day.org or call (800) 996-3DAY.

About the Breast Cancer 3-Day

At each Breast Cancer 3-Day, thousands of women and men, including breast cancer survivors, family members, friends and supporters of the cause, together walk 20 miles a day for three days to battle breast cancer one step at a time. For some participants, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a tribute to those lost to breast cancer, for others it is a rally for loved ones still fighting the disease, and for many it is a celebration of their lives as breast cancer survivors. Whatever their inspiration, all walkers have the same goal: to raise money to save lives and help put an end to breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) collaborated to initiate the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a series of three-day walks that will raise millions of dollars for the fight against breast cancer. Twelve Breast Cancer 3-Day events are scheduled in 2005: Dallas/Ft. Worth (June 10-12); Kansas City (June 17-19); Twin Cities (June 24-26); Boston (July 8-10); Michigan (July 15-17); Seattle (July 22-24); Chicago (September 16-18); Philadelphia (September 23-25); Atlanta (September 30 – October 2); Tampa Bay (October 7-9); San Diego (October 14-16); and Arizona (October 21-23).

As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day Series, the Komen Foundation will receive 85 percent of the net proceeds to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. The remaining fifteen percent of the net proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, an endowment, which will ensure that the cause receives long-term, continuing support irrespective of gifting activities in years to come. For more information, visit http://www.The3Day.org or call (800) 996-3DAY.

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