Branford’s Barbara Mullen and her daughter Suzanne Anderson aren’t afraid to endure some pain for a good cause. They are setting out to walk 60 miles in three days in Washington, DC (Oct. 12-14) to raise money for the breast cancer research foundation Susan G. Komen. A resident of Indian Neck, Mullen said she and her daughter train a 6.3-mile loop around Indian Neck and Pine Orchard to prepare for the upcoming trek (donate now).
Recently they walked the loop three times, which took them seven hours, said Mullen. “The next day I was sore and had developed blisters on both feet but went out again and did the loop once to prove to myself I could walk with sore muscles and blisters,” she detailed.
The mother-daughter team each need to raise a minimum of $2,300 and are hoping people will show support by attending their fundraiser “” this Sunday at , 3 to 9 p.m. Mullen’s husband, Mike Mullen is a bartender at Lenny’s and the Captain of volunteer fire department.
Mullen and Anderson will be walking with the 3 Sisters team headed by Shannon Moneymaker, a Maryland resident whose husband Marshall Moneymaker lost three sisters to breast cancer. Marshall, a Maryland firefighter, supports walkers in pink fire gear, and he’s planning on suiting up to support the 3 Sisters walkers again this year.
Mullen said she and Anderson first got involved after her other daughter Mandy Emley walked a few years ago. Emley “crews” the walk now, riding her bike alongside walkers in a pink tu-tu as support.
During the 60-mile walk, the 3 Sisters team will be sleeping in pink pup-tents along the walk route.