It'll be a busy summer of softball and preparing for my biggest challenge yet... the 3 Day 60 mile walk for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in San Diego. Although I've volunteered in previous years during the walk, this will be my first year walking as a participant the entire 60 miles.
I'll be walking in memory of my Nana who passed away this year after her 4th battle with breast cancer, a short 2 months after her diagnosis. I can't count how many games we watched but I'll never forget how loud she cheered and how she wore my softball buttons on her Padre uniform every year. She helped instill the love for the game and is one of the drivers behind my goal to become a radiologist. There's a definite need for passionate people dedicated to women's health and research. There is also a need for increased awareness on prevention, early detection methods and the impacts of healthy lifestyles beginning at an early age.
I'm thankful that softball has lended some skills off the field to help me prepare for all of the challenges ahead including commitment, leadership and the ability to push forward when both emotionally and physically drained.
I'll be preparing to train for the walk once I get back from the Fireworks and Independance Day Tournaments in Colorado next week.
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Mikaila Reyes 3 Day Walk San Diego
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