Last month on Facebook, we asked our Susan G. Komen 3-Day community to tell us why they are coming back to the 3-Day in 2016. The responses we got were touching, heartfelt and emotional. Below, we’ve shared some short excerpts that get at the heart of why so many amazing walkers and crew members are returning to the 3-Day this year. To see the full thread, and add your own thoughts to the conversation, click here.
I walk for friends I’ve lost.
I’m walking for my mom.
It was one of the best experiences I have ever had.
The 3-Day is my family.
I’m one of the lucky ones.
I walk because I can!
I walk for all those who can’t.
Love the fellowship of the 3-Day.
It’s a cause that’s important to me.
Once you’ve done a 3-Day it gets into your blood.
I walk for my daughter and the future.
I do it for the walkers.
Keeping a promise.
The reason I walk is to end breast cancer.
I walk to honor the promise I made.
I want to leave this world a better place.
Because I didn’t think I could do it the first time.
Our work isn’t finished yet.
It renews my faith in human kindness every year.
Something in me compels me to be part of the solution.
I will celebrate 10 years cancer free in 2016.
To bring us one step closer to a cure!
Because cancer is not done yet & neither am I.
There is nothing in the world quite like it.
To save even one person from going through what I’ve been through.
They are fighting…so I’m still walking!
There was a choice??
Because I can.
If you haven’t registered for a 2016 3-Day yet, it’s not too late. Join us in our promise to bring about a world without breast cancer. The3Day.org