Happening now: 3Day fundraiser, pet adopt-a-thon, plus …


You can’t miss that big white tent, with balloons and bright-pink signs, set up right now outside West 5 in The Junction. Till 6 pm, West Seattleite Tracy Dart – 33 years old and fighting breast cancer – is there raising money (goal: $1200) with her teammates in the upcoming Breast Cancer 3Day (September 12-14), which she’d registered for, even before her diagnosis. Check out Tracy’s custom T-shirt:


The slogan refers to breast self-exams, which is how Tracy caught her problem in time to be diagnosed in Stage 1. In addition to taking donations (from southbound drive-by traffic behind their tent too!), they’re having a small silent auction in nearby Coffee to a Tea with Sugar tonight, 7-9 pm. We got a quick video interview with Tracy about how her fight’s going and the fact this isn’t the first 3Day for her and her crew:

Now, on to Morgan Junction:


The bright yellow Seattle Humane Society Maxmobile is in the West Seattle Thriftway parking lot till 3 pm, your chance to adopt a new pet. (Remember, everybody loves puppies and kittens, but the adult pets are tougher to adopt, yet can offer a whole lot of love … we have two cats adopted as adults from shelters.) One more sighting, back in The Junction:


Lisa Corbin with the West Seattle-based Nature Consortium is tabling at the Farmers’ Market (continuing till 2 pm today) to remind everyone about the Arts in Nature Festival that NC is presenting at Camp Long next weekend. We’ll take a closer look in the days to come; you can get a sneak peek right now online — the full schedule is posted here.

2 Replies to "Happening now: 3Day fundraiser, pet adopt-a-thon, plus ..."

  • C.A. August 17, 2008 (9:44 pm)

    I was fortunate to meet Tracy and a couple Wizards of Bras teammates when she did the BC Walk in 2006. I’d just finished having my fundraiser at the Alki Bathhouse and she was having one at West 5. My husband and I introduced ourselves and gave her a “Fight Like A Girl” pin to wear. Then, we actually bumped into each other again, while at one of the pit stops, during the event.

    Although our encounters were somewhat brief, her sparkling personality definitely made an impact. I wish her all the best in kicking cancer’s butt, and while I’m not participating in this year’s walk (but hope to again, soon) I will be there in spirit! Go, Tracy, go!

  • Tracy D. August 20, 2008 (12:32 pm)

    Hi C.A. – Thank you so much for the well wishes. I still have my “Fight Like A Girl” pin, and it is attached to my lanyard and 3-Day walk credentials. I’m sorry we won’t see you on the route this year – maybe next year? I plan on fighting Breast Cancer (like a girl) and walking in the 3-Day for many years to come. Thanks again for your sweet words of encouragement! And thanks to everyone who donated to our fundraiser this weekend. We raised over $3600. WOW!! Thank you West Seattle!
    -Tracy Dart

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