It’s true that the majority of Susan G. Komen 3-Day® participants are women, but the Komen 3-Day is no “girls only” club. In fact, some of the most dedicated 3-Day® participants are men, and being a dude in our pink world has its advantages.
You never have an issue fitting 3 days worth of stuff into a 35-pound bag.
It’s perfectly acceptable to talk about boobs without getting slapped.
If you offer a free foot rub, you’ll have a line of women begging you for one.
There is nothing you could possibly do that would make you seem “unmanly.” Even this.
Where else can you spend two nights sleeping next to hundreds of women and not get in trouble with your wife?
You never have to wait in line for the shower.
You are the only ones who know what that “special sink” in the porta-potties is for.
You can try out great new pick-up lines like, “Come to this pit stop often?” and “Know any good groin stretches?”
Everyone wants to dance with you on Saturday night.
Hours of conversation with women gives you priceless (and sometimes scary) insight into the female mind.
You’ve always wondered what it felt like to wear a bra, and the 3-Day is a safe place for you to explore.
Dr. Sheri looks up to you. Literally.
You can finally feel safe talking about your favorite Real Housewife without your buddies finding out.
A photo of you on the 3-Day will look great on your online dating profile.
Chicks dig guys in pink.
Breast cancer is a men’s issue too, and when a cure is found, you’ll know you were part of it.
For help with this list, we got some very entertaining input and ideas from a few gentlemen who have seen it all on the 3-Day. Each of these fellas has walked the entire 3-Day series in a single year:
George N. (12 events in 2007)
Jim H. (14 events in 2011)
Glen D. (14 events in 2012)
John S. (14 events in 2013)
Additional input came courtesy of 2012 walker Chris K.