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Operation Pink Sky: I'm Going to Jump Out of a Plane!

I've done a lot of races and promoted a lot of stuff, but I'm really not sure what else there is to say about this particular event I'm about to take part in, other than:

I'm Going to Jump Out of a Plane!

Now, I know that skydiving is a thing that people do. One of my friends (she flashes a thumbs up at 0:40) almost got hit by a meteorite doing it even - (okay, turns out it was just a lowly earth rock, but still). Anyway, I know people do it but it has never been something that has interested me. Honestly, it just sounds too scary.

But when representatives from Operation: Pink Sky - put on by Chicagoland Skydiving Center - asked me to join this event... I was still pretty scared. But I'm going to do it anyway because they're raising money to help fund breast cancer preventative research and access to care and if me jumping out of a plane can help even a little bit then I'll do it (but I'll still be scared).

So, if you can, please take a minute and donate a little something on my Operation: Pink Sky charity page.

Here's some info from their website:
"Chicagoland Skydiving Center is raising funds to help with the National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. Operation Pink Sky is an event that takes place on June 7, 2014 at CSC. From skydiving to sand volleyball tournament to a party with live music, there's a way for everyone to help this important cause."

And this will be me on June 7th (I mean, this is at least a pretty close approximation):

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  1. Sky diving is definitely one of those things that sounds like fun but I don't know if I could ever actually do it. Good luck!!

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