Day 1 of the 2015 Michigan 3-Day has come to a close, and we’re celebrating being 20 miles closer to the end of breast cancer. The first day was filled with spirited excitement from all around the community: from the buzzing bees of Pit Stop 1, to the endless sea of pink at cheering stations, and the constant smiles on our 3-Day family’s faces as we walked with purpose.
Please join us in congratulating the top fundraisers for the Michigan 3-Day!
Top Individual Fundraiser
Bert Stein raised $21,379 this year, and in his lifetime, has raised an astonishing $196,226. He has participated in the 3-Day for 11 years and this is his 11th event. Bert has been married for 61 years to his wife Marion, and he has four daughters and three granddaughters. Bert continues to walk in the hopes that they will never have to know this disease. Bert is 83 years old.
Top Crew Fundraisers
Lori Olson and Sandi Severi share the honor of being our Top Crew Fundraisers this year, each having raised a remarkable $6,300. Lori has raised $32,777 in her lifetime, and has participated in 11 events over her six year history with the 3-Day. Sandi has raised a total of $25,168 in her lifetime, and has been participating for three years (this is her 5th event). Sandi and Lori started participating in the 3-Day in 2010 in different roles: Lori as a walker and Sandi as a walker stalker. Since then, between the two of them, they have walked 3 cities. This event makes it 12 combined events which they’ve crewed, and they have walker-stalked 14 events. Sandi’s mom is a 15 year survivor. Lori’s mom lost her battle to breast cancer in 2010 to breast cancer after a long, courageous fight.
Top Team Fundraisers
Congratulations to the Hines Pink Pathers, who proudly count 67 team members in the Michigan 3-Day. The Hines Pink Pathers raised $97,774 this year (WOW!) and with a lifetime team total of $965,669, are on their way to hitting the $1,000,000 mark, an accomplishment that only a few 3-Day teams have reached.
Please join us in congratulating all of the amazing walkers, crew members, and teams who made a huge difference in the fight against breast cancer with their fundraising. Your commitment and dedication inspire us!