Barbara Jo Kirshbaum



This is my 10th year of walking for the breast cancer cause.  I can't believe how quickly the time has passed and how my involvement has grown in this time.  Since 1998 I have walked in 70 long distance walks (3700 miles) and raised over $677,000 for the cause. 

This year my walking goal is all 8 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer and 7 of the Breast Cancer 3Days.  I will be walking 37 days and taking 1,500,000 steps. My walking goal is part of my plan to reach ONE HUNDRED WALKS.  My fundraising goal is to raise $323,000 so that I can reach my personal goal of  ONE MILLION DOLLARS. 

When I am walking I wear a long cloth banner on my back with the names of my sponsors on white or blue ribbons.  I also wear pink ribbons with the names of people they would like me to walk in honor/memory of.

If you would like me to wear a pink ribbon honoring your special person please email me their name.

If you would like to donate on line please click 'donate'.  If you would like to support the Avon Walks for Breast Cancer, go to  LA and type in my name.  If you would like to support the Breast Cancer 3Day, go to SD and type in my name. 

Thank you for your financial and emotional support.

Together we are making a difference.


Nov. 14, 2007
I have just completed 15 walks and raised $135,000, in total, for the Avon Walks for Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer 3Day.  My thanks to my family, and to all of you who have supported my efforts.  My thanks to all of the walk staffs, crews, and volunteers.  We could not do this without each and every one of you.  My congratulations to the 36,499 walkers who raised an incredible $93.1m in those 15 walks.  What a privilege to be a part of such a gigantic effort.  It is now time for me to move on with my plans for 2008.  I have committed to 15 more walks and to raising $180,000 to reach my personal goals of  ONE HUNDRED WALKS/ONE MILLION DOLLARS.  I hope you will join me in that effort.  Just a reminder:  have you had your mammogram, and are you doing regular self exams?  Early detection is our best protection.  And remember that men get breast cancer too.


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Barbara Jo


"I walk because I can't walk away"

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