Hello! Hope Gnome here, back at Leesylvania State Park for the Second Annual Hike for the Cause to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. on August 11th, 2012.
Hello from Hope and Harmony!
This year I brought a friend with me. Meet my very special friend Harmony Owl whoo loves pink as much as I do. Harmony isn’t just a hard worker she is a hoot to be with. Gnome pun intended. Last year Leesylvania raised $1607 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. PheGNOMEnal! This helps with their mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and providing mammograms for those in need. I did a little research and found that for one uninsured woman to get a mammogram it costs $100. The hike last year raised enough money for 16 ladies to get the mammograms they needed for early breast cancer detection and prevention.
Harmony and I have been preparing the trails for this year’s hikers. We have been picking up trash and sticks, and Harmony even brought her pink HOOver Vacuum. It is always nice to have a friend on the trail with you to talk about how everything should be pink and, of course, the upcoming event. There are amazing things that you find on the trail like birds, flowers, and deer. They make me feel right at home, and like I always say, “Gnome Sweet Gnome”.
After the hike there will be displays on prevention/detection and helping services provided by Sentara Hospital
, wonderful pink crafts, and a raffle with different items in pink from local sponsors. If you love pink as much as we do you will love everything about the Hike for the Cause.
We hope to see you here on August 11!
You can register
by calling Leesylvania State Park’s Visitor Center (703)583-6904 or click here
. On-site registration begins the morning of the hike at 7 a.m., with the hike beginning at 9 a.m.. The cost is just $25.
Well for now Harmony is going to teach me how to play Hide and Go Screech. Don't worry, owl wait for your registration.
LOCATION: Leesylvania State Park
is in the southeast area of Prince William County, about 25 miles from Washington, D.C., and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156, then go east on Dale Blvd. to U.S. 1. Jefferson Davis Hwy. Turn right on Jefferson Davis Hwy., and then turn left onto Neabsco Rd. (Route 610) east for about two miles.
DRIVE TIME: Northern Virginia, half an hour; Richmond, one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half hours; Roanoke, four hours.