What is the Komen 3-Day? There are so many ways to answer this question. For some, it’s a tribute to a family member or friend battling breast cancer. Others walk in memory of loved ones lost. It’s a fundraising event, 3 days of inspiration, 60 memorable miles, a mobile city, and a community. The 3-Day means something a little bit different to everyone, but for most of us, it’s about doing something bold to help end breast cancer. Whether you’re a ten-time participant loaded with legacy pins or brand new to the 3-Day family, you will experience some meaningful and memorable moments on the 3-Day.
As we gear up for our first 3-Day in Michigan in August, we wanted to introduce the ABCs of the 3-Day; 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter as you prepare for a journey you’ll never forget. We invite you to share ideas for each letter with us here on the 3-Day blog or on Facebook. Come back to the blog each week to see the next set of letters and chime in with your own suggestions.
What’s the best way to raise money to help end breast cancer? Just ask! Ask everyone and ask big. You can learn more about getting started with fundraising here.
Each year, more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and nearly 2,000 cases are diagnosed in men in the U.S. Ending breast cancer is the reason why we walk. Too many lives have been lost, too many lifetimes cut short. Our motto, our vision, our hope is – a world without breast cancer.
Each 3-Day event is supported by three coaches, your friendly and experienced advisors on everything and anything 3-Day. Contact them at 800-996-3DAY for questions, support, fundraising ideas or just to say hi. Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the local time zone. If we don’t answer when you call, don’t worry! We’re just busy helping another 3-Day participant like you. We will answer your phone call or email within the next business day. (This is Jen Hanskat, a Michigan 3-Day Coach!)
Dr. Sheri Prentiss is the National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, as well as a breast cancer survivor and Komen 3-Day walker. She attends the entire 3-Day Series each year, and gives some incredible inspirational speeches at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Dr. Sheri will motivate you at the 3-Day to walk 60 miles, inspire you to never give up the fight and encourage you to do everything you can to help end breast cancer forever.
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Do you have any other ideas for A, B, C, and D? How about E, F, G, and H? Share them here and don’t forget to come back next week for the next set of letters from the 3-Day Alphabet!