Finding Motivation in Inspiration

As the daughter of a 13-year breast cancer survivor, cancer has hit very close to home for Molly Fast. She has dedicated herself to the cause, both as a 3-Day participant and as Associate Director of the 3-Day’s National Sales and Service team, where she and her team are committed to providing 3-Day participants with above and beyond customer service. 

I asked Molly what keeps her walking, even when her body tells her to quit:

Molly was all smiles as she set out on her first 3-Day in San Francisco. It took more than smiles to keep her going.

Molly was all smiles as she set out on her first 3-Day in San Francisco. It took more than smiles to keep her going.

All long-distance walkers know what it feels like when they “hit a wall”. During my very first 3-Day, I was silently praying for a sweep van to come and whisk me away. It was after lunch. I was heading up a hill. The six blisters I had – three on each foot – were putting a huge damper on my spirits. Each step was agonizing. Continue reading

3-Day Myth-Busters

Over the years, our coaches have heard some pretty interesting myths involving the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. I asked them to share some of these common  misconceptions so we can debunk them!

  • Myth 1: You have to walk every mile of the 3-Day.  The suggested training schedule will prepare you for all 60 miles, but the number of miles you walk is completely up to you. If blisters, aches or pains become an issue, hop on one of our sweep vans for a ride to the next pit stop, and from there you can take a Lunch & Camp Shuttle if you’re done for the day. Your 3-Day journey will be unforgettable whether you walk 60 feet or 60 miles.
Gayla sweeps

Sweeping you off your feet. TaTa Towing Crew team at the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day pick up walkers who need a lift.

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Making Memories with the 3-Day Coaches: Boston, Cleveland, Chicago

Participants on the 2013 3-Day in Boston, Cleveland and Chicago made this year’s 3-Day journey with mixed emotions, knowing the event would not be returning to their city in 2014. Our 3-Day coaches and event staff felt the same mix of joy and melancholy as they walked or supported our last events in these three remarkable cities. They share their love, gratitude and messages for the 3-Day participant community below.Cleveland finish

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