The participants also must do some pretty intense training in order to make the 60-mile trek, which amounts to about 20 miles a day during the 3-day event.
Those who may know Ferguson and Hawksby may find that just a tad amusing in that neither of them enjoys exercising and neither follows a daily or even weekly routine.
But they have been working hard at building up their stamina and they are quite determined to make their goal. For Ferguson, this will be her second 3-day, 60-mile walk for the cause.
With just about 2 months left before they head to Phoenix the dynamic duo have worked their way up to walking 12 miles.
Money-wise, they also have a ways to go, but in that area too, they are determined to meet (and hopefully exceed) their goals.
Fundraising efforts and how you can help:
On Sept. 21 and Oct. 12 the Bowl Mart in Rouses Point will be hosting benefit bowling tournaments and a Family Bowling Day has also been planned with a tentative date of Sept. 30.
Walking Shoe collection boxes have been set up at local stores and businesses in the community, the shoes will be used to decorate the tent the two women will sleep in during the event.
Hawksby and Ferguson are also collecting small, easy-to-ship items to be sold on eBay auctions to help raise money for their cause.
Pink memorial ribbons are also available for a $10 (or more) donation. Each ribbon can include the name of a person who has been lost to breast cancer or a survivor and will be placed on a banner the ladies will carry during the walk.
Hawksby and Ferguson are also considering hosting a jamboree should they have local bands or musicians interested in assisting with their cause.
For more information contact Annette Ferguson at B14kgold22@yahoo.com, or Kendra Hawksby at 236-7246. To make a donation visit
for more information about the walk itself, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.