If walkers are the “soul” of the 3-Day, the extraordinary 3-Day Crew can best be described as the heart! They arrive the day before the event to decorate sweep vans, mark the route and commit to their 3-Day pledge to care for those of us who have the easy job of walking 60 miles over 3 days!
The 3-Day Crew members are the first to greet the dawn, and the last to tuck everyone in at night. Quick with a smile and thank you to a tired walker, these folks are seemingly tireless! They work hard and toil long, often in the dark, heat or cold. They are rewarded in smiles and gratitude, and I owe them so much more than can be expressed here. My husband and I look forward to seeing their crazy costumes, clever themes, and endless smiles when we hit the pavement in San Diego next week.
Unlike walkers, members of the 3-Day Crew have no fundraising requirement in order to participate. Yet today they marked an incredible milestone by surpassing $1 million in fundraising for the 2013 season! Not only have they volunteered their time and energy, they have made a remarkable impact in the fight to end breast cancer.
Congratulations and thank you to our 3-Day Crew for your contribution, your service and your hearts of Pink!
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