The 2015 3-Day Website – Updated and Better Than Ever!

For years, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® website has been the number one must-see resource where our Komen 3-Day walkers, crew members, donors and supporters can find information and inspiration for their 3-Day® journey. And while that important purpose hasn’t changed, the look of the website has. Yes, The3Day.org has gotten a snazzy makeover for 2015, making it even better than ever.

The best way to see all that the new website has to offer is to click over to it and explore! But to give you a quick glimpse, here are a few new features that we’re most excited to share with you:

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From the moment you click onto the 3-Day home page, you’ll be inspired by what you see. Visitors are welcomed with a moving headline and photo, and scrolling down, will find eye-catching links to the most important parts of the site, including links to register, donate or learn more about the event.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website

Videos

If you haven’t seen our poignant 2015 TV ad yet, take a minute to watch it here:

This video is also tucked directly under the graphic headline on the home page of the 3-Day website, so you can find it anytime and share it with friends. Just under that, you’ll also see three links to some brand new video segments for 2015 highlighting our “Huge Community,” “Huge Challenge” and “Huge Impact.”susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website video

Slideshows

Are you inspired by visuals? Cruise through the 3-Day Experience with three interactive slideshows showing fun and inspiring images from the 3-Day events themselves. These include “How We Support You,” which shows the many ways we help you on the journey between registering and arriving at the event, and “Explore the Event,” where you’ll get a peek at what happens during the 3-Day event weekend itself.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website how we support you susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website event experience

3-Day Stories

The third slideshow in the Experience section is the 3-Day Stories page, where real 3-Day participants tell us why they walk, and share some personal details about their own connections to breast cancer and to the 3-Day.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website stories

Find a Meet-Up –

Looking to connect with the 3-Day coaches and your fellow walkers for informative meetings, Walk & Talks or meet-ups? A quick visit to the Meet-Ups and More page will show you upcoming events in all of our 3-Day cities, as well as recorded meetings and a way to search for a training walk in your area.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website calendar

#The3Day

Looking to connect with the 3-Day on social media? Great, because we’re everywhere! Clicking on the pink Connect button right on the top of the screen will help you find the 3-Day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website social media connect

Participant Center

Registered participants have access to your own personal Participant Center, where you will find information that is specific to you and your 3-Day event, including your personal and team fundraising progress, event and travel information (coming later in the year!), exclusive fundraising tools and resources available only to registered participants, and tons more. Even with all the new bells and whistles on the 3-Day website, the user-friendly functionality of the Participant Center hasn’t changed at all for 2015, so you returning 3-Dayers who are familiar with it will know feel right at home (and you new folks won’t take long to get the hang of it either)!susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website participant center

And So Much More! – This brief “tour” only scratches the surface of what you can find on the exciting updated 3-Day website. There are also delicious details about our Young Women Walking program, Crew and Volunteer opportunities, our incredible 3-Day Sponsors, the work of Susan G. Komen®, and if we missed anything else, a handy FAQ page. So click on over and spend some time clicking around. Not sure where to find something? Our handy site map will get you pointed in the right direction.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website learn more

BONUS!Join us on Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 PST for our very first Tweet Chat of the year. What’s a Tweet Chat? These virtual meet-ups on Twitter allow us all to connect with each other, ask and answer questions, and more! If you’re not too familiar with Twitter, don’t worry, getting set up is easy! Click here to learn how! For this first Chat, the topic of the night will be our new website, so come with your questions and comments ready!

Why I’m Coming Back…

Last month, we asked our Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Facebook community to tell us why they will be returning to the Komen 3-Day in 2015. The responses ranged from heartwarming to heartbreaking, from entertaining to inspiring, but every one of them reminds us all about the importance of the 3-Day® and our part in it, to help end breast cancer.

We put some of your responses into a word cloud, and the rest of the wonderful comments can be found in the original thread (where you can also share your response, if you haven’t already), here: http://on.fb.me/1BEuokw

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A Holiday Greeting from Your Friends at the 3-Day

The candles are lit and the halls have been decked,
And the calendar boxes are nearly all checked.
Our sneakers are hung up; for now, snow boots reign.
(Except out in Cali, where flip-flops remain).
We look back on the year now with this little rhyme,
And the world that we changed, three days at a time.
Through seven incredible, scenic locations,
One foot, then the other, we made our migration.
A Michigan opener, then Twin Cities and Philly,
Seattle and Atlanta (which were both rather hilly),
Dallas/Fort Worth, and to round out the tally,
It was back to the coast for a San Diego finale.
The miles that we trekked totaled 420,
(and on sore, blistered feet, that number was plenty!).
Our 3-Day community—each remarkable walker,
Hard-working crew member, supporter and stalker—
Stood tall and united, committed to answer
The call to a world that is free from breast cancer.
And although the days spent joined in person are few,
The family we’ve built remains strong through and through.
So from us at the 3-Day, whose lives you have touched,
We’ll see you next year, and we thank you so much!

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