Meet the Atlanta 3-Day Coaches!

Every Susan G. Komen 3-Day® event has a core team of three coaches, each of whom plays a different role in helping our walkers and crew members prepare for the Komen 3-Day. For months, these dedicated staffers have been having personal conversations with walkers to help them with their training and fundraising, have hosted dozens of local events to bring participants together and build a community of encouragement, and have organized and inspired the amazing team of crew captains and crew members.

Let’s meet the coaches for the Atlanta 3-Day®!

Tara Preyers – Atlanta Local Events Coach

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Tara and her (literally) sparkling personality!

Describe your job in 10 words or fewer. – “Living my passion through inspiration, fanny packs and boas!”

We’re a couple weeks from the Atlanta event. What’s a typical day like for you these days? – “It’s a bit of a mumbo-jumbo. I’m working on all things to paint the route pink and with hugs, high fives and treats. Spending lots of time finalizing all of the little pieces that I’ve been working on all year long. Making “to-do” list after “to-do” list and crossing things off with excitement. I also travel to all of the 3-Day events, so I’ve been busy. Oh, and decorating for my favorite season…FALL!”

What are 3 things that we didn’t know about you? – “1) I jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet; 2) I have a serious bag obsession (purses, duffels, reusable, you name it, I need lots of them!); 3) I could eat peanut butter for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

 

Susan Wynne – Atlanta Participant Coach

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Photo booth fun with Susan and family

Describe your job in 10 words or fewer. – “I help our incredible participants do great things!”

We’re a couple weeks from the Atlanta event. What’s a typical day like for you these days? – “Super busy! As the event gets closer, we’re working on last minute donations, helping participants get checked in, and lots of event-related questions. I get to talk to people about what they have done to get to this point, and hear the stories about what brought them to the 3-Day. I have loved getting to know our participants through all of our phone and email interactions over the last few months, and I can’t wait to see everyone in person in a couple of weeks!”

What are 3 things that we didn’t know about you? – “I’m pretty much an open book (or not that interesting) because I don’t think there is much that people don’t know about me, but here’s a shot: 1) I think I’m secretly a 13 year old girl. I love all the pop music, TV shows, and silly stuff that comes along with that age; 2) I played the flute in high school and can still whip out a pretty good tune; 3) I can’t live without coffee or my new addiction of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almonds with sea-salt and turbinado sugar. Both are integral to my success in getting through the day.”

 

Libby Riordan – Atlanta Crew & Volunteer Coordinator

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Ready to show her meal no mercy!

Describe your job in 10 words or fewer. – “Supporting and empowering the awesome Atlanta Crew!”

We’re a couple weeks from the Atlanta event. What’s a typical day like for you these days? – “Most of my days leading up to event are spent communicating with captains and crew members and delivering all of the final details. I always tell people that the 3-Day is like planning a wedding. You spend months getting ready, planning, and preparing, but lots of things change before the big day. It gets a little crazy towards the end making sure that the captains have everything they need and that every crew is ready to rock on event!”

What are 3 things that we didn’t know about you? – “1) I love to sing. I can listen to a song once and know all the words! It drives my friends crazy; 2) I was on a home makeover TV show where we turned my friend’s backyard into a beach. Lots of sand!; 3) I knew I wanted work for the 3-Day after the Opening Ceremony the first time I walked, in 2005.”

 

 

Going to be at the Atlanta 3-Day? Come meet coaches Tara and Susan at two special meet-and-greets, on Friday and Saturday in camp, between 6-7 p.m. in the 3-Day Lounge.

Hashtag #The3Day Wherever You Go!

We can’t wait to see you at the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® this year!  While you’re at the event, share your photos and thoughts on social media with the hashtag #The3Day and your specific event hashtag. See our handy chart below to figure out what your hashtag is. We’ll see you online!

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Share these images on social media so all of your 3-Day friends and family know where to find your social media posts. You can pin them on Pinterest, share them on Facebook or Instagram, or tweet them. As a friendly reminder, if you need to use your phone while on the 3-Day route, please step to the side. Do not talk, text or tweet while walking.

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P.S.: do you have the 3-Day jitters? Have no fear! Our Insider’s Guide to the 3-Day is a great place to get a feel for what you might experience. Don’t forget, our coaches can also help you with any last minute questions at 800-996-3DAY.

 

Top Atlanta 3-Day Fundraisers

After a sunny day on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® here in Atlanta, the walkers and crew rolled into camp for some well deserved rest! Presenting Sponsor Bank of America joined Dr. Sheri in presenting the 2013 Top Fundraiser Awards.  Here they are:

Top Crew Fundraiser: Alison Glancz, $8,505; Camp Services Crew

Alison Glancz is awarded by Bank of America for being the Top Crew Fundraiser for the Atlanta 3-Day

Alison Glancz is awarded by Bank of America for being the Top Crew Fundraiser for the Atlanta 3-Day

Top Fundraising Team: Feet to Beat Breast Cancer, $90,483; (Team Captain Carolyn Parks)

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Carolyn Parks congratulates her team for whom she is accepting the award: Top Fundraising Team “Feet to Beat Breast Cancer”

Top Individual Fundraiser: Michelle Garcia, $15,190; (Team PINKALICIOUS)

Michelle Garcia receives the award for Top Individual Fundraiser for the 2013 Atlanta 3-Day

Michelle Garcia receives the award for Top Individual Fundraiser for the 2013 Atlanta 3-Day

What amazing accomplishments from these individuals and from all of the walkers and crew in their fundraising efforts. You have all made a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Get ready for Day 2 of the Atlanta 3-Day!