Susan G. Komen 3-Day, coming August 16-18
Aug. 4, 2013 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
It’s the boldest thing you can do in the fight to end breast cancer!
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Komen 3-Day, the organization has invested more than $2.2 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
It’s a 3-Day, 60-mile event.
Starting on Friday, you will walk approximately 20 miles each day until you reach the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon. To learn more about training for the 3-Day, click here.
It’s a community.
At the end of each day, you’ll be welcomed home to the 3-Day camp, complete with a dining tent, hot showers, pink sleeping tents, evening entertainment and various other activities and helpful resources along camp’s “Main Street”! Those of you who are not comfortable camping out for two nights can elect to stay at a hotel at your own expense (our host hotels will have special room rates available for 3-Day participants).
It’s a fundraising event.
Each participant is required to raise at least $2,300 to participate. That might feel like a big obstacle, but we are here to help you every step of the way with tips and tools. The money raised helps fund community education and outreach programs in your community. To learn more about fundraising for the 3-Day, click here.
It’s a celebration.
While the reason we all get together might be serious, our walkers and crew like to have a lot of fun on the event as well. From bold, pink outfits to tent decorations and themed pit stops along the route, you’ll leave the event weekend feeling happy and celebrated.
No other breast cancer event in the country asks you to walk as far or raise as much money as the 3-Day. It is simply the boldest thing you can do in the fight to end breast cancer.
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