The ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, Part 6

Welcome to part six of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. This special alphabet is made up of 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter on the Komen 3-Day. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 (Letters A – D), Part 2 (Letters E – H), Part 3 (Letters I – L), Part 4 (Letters M – P), Part 5 (Letters Q-T) and don’t forget to share your ideas for each letter here on the 3-Day blog or with us on Facebook. You can also help us spread the word about the 3-Day® by pinning these images on Pinterest. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

United Susan G Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk
We are all united in the fight against breast cancer. Walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day is one of the boldest things you will ever do, and we’re thrilled to support you every step of the way.

 

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Every year, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day volunteers and crew members check-in walkers, put up tents, pick up trash, hang route signage, set up pit stops, cheer on tired walkers and much, much more. We’re always amazed by our volunteers’ spirit and endurance. Visit this link to find out how you can be a part of volunteering on the 3-Day.

See Also: Val Skinner FoundationVictory Shirt

Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walkers Walk

Without walkers, there would be no 3-Day. Every year, thousands of people show their support and dedication by fundraising and training to walk 60 amazing miles.

See Also: Workshop , Waist pack, Water Bottle, Widget , Walker Stalker

 

Do you have any other ideas for letters U, V, and W? How about for the last three letters: X, Y, and Z? We can’t wait to see what ideas you have! Share them with us in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

Dr. Sheri’s Warm Weather Training Tips for the 3-Day

The 3-Day blog is excited to welcome back Dr. Sheri Prentiss, the National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. Dr. Sheri is a physician, as well as a breast cancer survivor and a 3-Day walker herself. She joins us today to share some warm weather training tips to keep you in tip-top shape along your training route as you prepare for an amazing 60 miles. susan g komen 3-day breast cancer walk dr. sheri prentiss

As I continue my training efforts for the upcoming Komen 3-Day season, I personally am reconnecting with nature, body and mind. I’m invigorated by the sights, sounds and scents of summer and am grateful for life, health and a chance to win what I feel may be the biggest fight ever fought – the fight to end breast cancer.

Training for your 3-Day event means you, too, will be spending more time outdoors! Now is a great time to review a few tips to help keep you safe as you train and soak up this summertime weather.

  • Protect your skin. Wear a high SPF sunscreen and don’t forget the back of your neck, the tip of your ears and your hands. It’s always a good idea to wear a hat to protect your scalp from the sun, too. Also, look for a route that offers both sunlight and shade. Keep as cool as you can during your training walks by always choosing to walk on the shady side of the street where you have a choice. But use caution, as going from shade into sun you may not see road hazards as well.
  • Wear light-colored and lightweight clothing that is made from moisture-wicking fabric; this keeps moisture away from the skin and dries quickly. This also includes moisture-wicking socks to help prevent blisters.
  • Prior to going outdoors to begin your fitness regimen, pay attention to the weather forecast and heat alerts. Take extra precaution and check the weather conditions so you can be best prepared for rain, heat or humidity
  • Up your intake of water. If you’re walking, you need more than the standard eight ounces of water eight times a day. Take a reusable water bottle with you on your walk. Alternate drinking salt-replenishing sports drinks and water. Also be sure to bring along salty snacks for those longer training walks.
  • Once you are started and you can feel the temperature rising, pay attention to your heart rate. Your heart rate will naturally rise one beat per minute for each degree above 77F, so while you may not be going faster, your body is already working harder and producing more internal heat so it will have trouble dispersing. Hot weather is no time to set a pace record. Slow down to a pace that doesn’t leave you purple in the face!
  • Don’t keep walking once you are nauseated, dizzy, feeling faint, experiencing gray-outs, headache and/or muscle cramps. Seek shade, sports drink, and call for help.

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Always be sure to put your well-being first when training, especially in the heat of the summer months!

The ABCs of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day – Part 5

It’s time for part five of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. This special alphabet is made up of 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter on the Komen 3-Day. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 (Letters A – D), Part 2 (Letters E – H), Part 3 (Letters I – L), Part 4 (Letters M – P) and don’t forget to share your ideas for each letter here on the 3-Day blog or with us on Facebook. You can also help us spread the word about the 3-Day® by pinning these images on Pinterest. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

susan g komen 3-Day breast cancer walk abcs of the 3-Day Q is for questionsGot questions? We’ve got answers! The 3-Day coaches are experts on all things 3-Day, from fundraising and training, to packing and preparing for the 3-Day. You can reach them by calling 1-800-996-3DAY between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the local time zone, by emailing them or by chatting with us on social media.

susan g komen 3-Day breast cancer walk abcs of the 3-Day R Remembrance TentThe Remembrance Tent is a special place on the 3-Day where we honor the memories of 3-Day walkers and crew members whom we have lost to breast cancer. It’s a peaceful, contemplative place, set apart from the bustle of camp, where you can quietly honor those who have passed. Each 3-Day city receives a new white tent for participants to write their sentiments on, and all of the white tents are placed on display at each event, to serve as a traveling tribute to those we have lost.

See Also: Recurring Donations; Route

susan g komen 3-Day breast cancer walk abcs of the 3-Day S survivors

Breast cancer survivors are the heroes of the 3-Day. They are celebrated throughout the event, and enjoy a special place of honor at the Closing Ceremony.

See also: Sweet Dreams Treats, Susan G. Komen®, Sweep Van

susan g komen 3-Day breast cancer walk abcs of the 3-Day T TentsOn Friday and Saturday, after you complete your day of walking or crewing, you’ll arrive at the 3-Day camp, where your home away from home awaits you in the form of a perky pink tent. This “tent city” is truly a sight to behold, and many participants turn up the fabulousness even more by personalizing their tents with festive decorations – everything from plastic flamingos to colorful bras to inspirational banners. The occupants of the best decorated tent are awarded a special legacy pin at the 3-Day tent decorating contest.

See also: Teams; Training

 

What other ideas can you think of for Q, R, S, and T? How about for our next set of letters, U, V, and W? Let us know!