Jordan Carlson's 720 Mission to Cure Breast Cancer

Jordan Carlson's 720 Mission to Cure Breast Cancer

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Jordan Carlson's 720 Mission to Cure Breast Cancer is a three month initiative, featuring charity walks in twelve cities across the United States. Jordan's fundraising goal is $1 million dollars, which will be donated to Susan G. Komen For The Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Fund. Additionally, Jordan will raise her voice in public appearances to speak out and educate others on this crucial cause and to inspire action in the fight for a cure.

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HONORING JORDAN CARLSON AND THOR-LO -- (House of Representatives - May 21, 2007)

The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Hill). Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 18, 2007, the gentlewoman from North Carolina (Ms. Foxx) is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader.

Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commend THOR -LO , Incorporated, of Statesville, North Carolina, for its commitment to fighting breast cancer. This company, which makes specialized socks for almost any activity, has pledged $250,000 as a national sponsor for the Breast Cancer 3-Day campaign.

The campaign will raise funds through a dozen 3-day 60-mile walks in cities across the Nation and will support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. But the story doesn't stop there.

THOR -LO first became involved in this effort through the example and spirit of a young woman in Mocksville, North Carolina. Jordan Carlson is the daughter of Jan Carlson, a woman who has twice fought off breast cancer. Jordan has the ambitious goal of participating in all 12 of the 60-mile walks. By walking more than 700 miles, Jordan plans to raise $1 million to help fight breast cancer.

It was her request for walking socks that brought THOR -LO into the picture last year. THOR -LO has not only committed $250,000 to the 3-day campaign, the company has also designed a sock especially for the thousands of 3-day walkers. They call it the HERO Everyday Walker and are donating one additional dollar for every new sock that they sell. The special HERO sock is almost entirely pink and sports a pink breast cancer ribbon to commemorate the cause for which 3-day walkers will be raising money.

THOR -LO employees designed the new sock after going on a trial walk with Jordan last year. The sock is specifically designed for the form of the female foot and is made to withstand the tough conditions of 3 days of almost nonstop walking.

The partnership of THOR -LO with Jordan Carlson is a triumph of the spirit of American compassion and generosity. Jordan's example has inspired THOR -LO to support a great philanthropic cause and to offer not only generous financial support, but to bring THOR -LO's sock making know-how to the thousands of walkers who will raise millions to find a cure for breast cancer.

It is my hope that Jordan's story and partnership with THOR -LO will serve to inspire her family, friends and classmates and everyone who hears about it to follow in her footsteps I commend her and all those at THOR -LO , especially the employees who worked to design and produce these special socks. How fortunate for us to live in a country where people care so much.

Jordan has discovered one of the secrets of a life well-lived: selfless devotion to a cause larger than herself. I believe that this young woman's passion to help find a cure will lead her to inspire countless Americans to grasp the great American ideals of generosity and hard work in the service of noble causes.

Watch a video of her speech.

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