Barbara Jo Kirshbaum



First of all I want to thank you for coming to my website. It was created and is maintained by my son in law, Chris.  He thought that I should write a journal after each of my walks.  He suggested that in 2002, and he has been doing this for me since that time.  Thank you, Chris, for keeping this up and for getting my journals on the website as soon as I get them written. I know that isn't always easy!

This is my 12th year of walking and fundraising for the fight against breast cancer.  In 2008 I achieved my personal goals of reaching my 100th long distance walk for breast cancer, completing over 5000 official walk miles for breast cancer and surpassing my goal of raising over $1m (actually $1,026,000).  So what are my goals for 2009?  I will be walking in 9 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer (40 miles) and 5 Breast Cancer 3Days (60 miles).......660 miles.  My financial goals are to raise as much as I can towards the next million!

I hope that you will join me in my mission to reach the next million.  You may support either (or both) foundation, by clicking Donate.  For Avon, please make donations in my name to the LA event and for the 3Day make donations in my name to the SD event.

If you would like me to wear a ribbon in honor/memory of someone, please send me their name.  I wear the banner of ribbons on my back every day.  I wear blue and white ribbons to honor my sponsors and pink ribbons with the names you want me to honor.  I wear the banner with pride and with a deep sense of responsibility to those I am honoring.

Please remind all of the women in your life about regular self exams and mammograms. Remember, men get breast cancer too.

I will continue to update the funds I have raised throughout the year on this website.

Thank you for partnering with me in this effort.

Avon Walk--San Francisco--July 11-12, 2009

This will be the last journal for a while. I am not sure of my plans for the rest of the year. My husband, Bob, was diagnosed yesterday with stomach cancer that has spread to the liver. We are still in shock. We are going ahead this week with a family vacation that is celebrating our 50th anniversary which is in Dec. Thank you for your love.

Oct, 27, 2009

The Charlotte journal is up and I am planning on walking in Dallas (Nov. 6-8) and San Diego (Nov. 20-22). Thank you for
following my journey.

Love and hugs,
Bob and Barbara Jo


Here is an article about the Cash Sweat & Tears award

Check out my fundraiser video on youtube

Check out this piece that was shown on the CBS Evening News.


Barbara Jo Kirshbaum

Team California

"I walk because I can't walk away"


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