“Hope believes boldly…”

We will all battle hopelessness at some point in our lives. And no matter who we are or what our situation, HOPE is one thing we all need.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles sheri prentiss hope

Most people understand hope as wishful thinking, as in “I hope something will happen.” But that is a watered down version of what hope really is. Hope is the “the happy and confident anticipation of good.” When we embrace hope on purpose, it influences our thoughts, our attitudes, our outlook and the way we speak. When you have hope, you speak with authority.

Words are not simply sounds caused by air passing through your larynx. Words have real power. Words can do more than convey information; they can translate a desire into a physical reality. The power of our words can actually restore a broken spirit. I’ve personally witnessed the positive power of hope on the 3-Day, at every event! Like tools, our words can be used to help us reach our goals because the words we speak are actually the overflow of our hearts. And the hearts of our 3-Day family are full of compassion, love and determination.

Hope is not a wait-and-see attitude but an action we must choose to take on purpose each day. It’s the sometimes unexplainable, but always undeniable feeling that today would be a bad day to give up. Never assume that where you’ve been or where you are is as good as it gets. Hope believes boldly, decides daringly, speaks firmly and perseveres passionately. So LIVE with hope and encourage others to “Do Something Huge” and join us on our 3-Day journey. We will NEVER give up!

The 3-Day’s BIG April 1 Announcement!

3Day_2015_SocialMedia_AprilFools

600 miles? We know you would rise to the challenge, but we wouldn’t do that to you. :)

60 doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?

A TeamBuilding Tuesday Tweet Chat on March 31

Your Susan G. Komen 3-Day® social media team is excited to announce our second Tweet Chat of 2015 on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. CT, and 8:00 p.m. EDT). Since the Tweet Chat will be on a TeamBuilding Tuesday, our topic will be ways to grow and nurture your team connections for the Komen 3-Day in 2015. Whether you’re new to the 3-Day® or a vet, there’s always something you can learn or share with others on these friendly online get-togethers, so log on and join us!susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles twitter tweet chat

Never done a Tweet Chat before? That’s okay! Some people call them Twitter Parties or Twitter Meet-Ups, but whatever the name, it works like this:

  1. Sign on to Twitter at 5:00 p.m. PDT (or a few minutes before).
  2. Make sure you’re following @The3Day on Twitter.
  3. On Twitter, search for #The3Day, which is the official hashtag we will use for this Tweet Chat.
  4. You can also use the website TweetChat.com. Sign in, enter the hashtag #The3Day, and you’ll be able to watch and tweet in real-time with us.
  5. We’ll ask some questions to get things started, and we will also share tips and tricks from 3-Day veterans and coaches. This will be a great way to meet your fellow 3-Day participants and ask questions. Our 3-Day Social Media Team, Alyssa and Erin, can’t wait to tweet with you!

Not on Twitter yet? Here are a few quick tips to get you started:

  • It’s free and easy to join at Twitter.com.
  • Go to twitter.com/the3day and click “Follow” to make sure our messages show up in your feed.
  • A hashtag is a way to “file” tweets and collect them under a certain topic, so you’ll be able to see everything everyone is tweeting under this hashtag. Just search for #the3day in Twitter and you’ll be able to see everyone’s messages about the 3-Day, not just ours.
  • When writing your own messages, keep in mind that tweets can only be 140 characters at a time, so it’s best to keep things short n’ sweet.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles twitter tweet chat

If you can’t make this Tweet Chat, you can always search #The3Day on Twitter to see all of the tweets that came from this Tweet Chat. Do you have any questions? Ask here, and remember, the 3-Day coaches are only a phone call away at 800-996-3DAY!