ISG Director in Training for AVON Walk for Breast Cancer

By admin  -  On 15 Apr, 2011 -  0 comments

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011-“This weekend my goal is to walk eight miles,” says ISG’s Director of Business Transformation. “Next weekend, I may try to go from the office to my apartment in Reston- 18 miles!”

For the second year in a row, Teri Rebo will join thousands of participants from across the country in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: In it to End Breast Cancer on April 30th and May 1st. Rebo has known teachers, coaches, and mothers of friends who have received the devastating diagnosis. “The statistics just baffle me”, Rebo exclaims. “Every three minutes another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? That tells me it can happen to anyone at any time. I can make an effort to change that statistic!”

The 39 mile journey will take Rebo past historic monuments, through the trendy streets of Georgetown, and around tree-lined DC suburbs. However, the trek, which includes spending the night in a tent, is grueling. “Last year we walked 26.2 miles on the first day and by mile 22 I was broken. My legs were weak, my feet were sore, and I was sweating more water than I could keep in my body! I didn’t sleep well and my body ached with pain. But I knew my effort was a small sacrifice compared to what breast cancer victims endure. I had no doubt I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

In 2010, Rebo raised $2,200 for breast cancer research and medical care. Her goal this year is to raise $2,600. Rebo has nearly reached her goal, having raised $2,483. If you would like to donate, visit Rebo’s Avon page by clicking here.