One of the most inspiring and heartwarming aspects of the 3-Day community is that each walker, crew member and supporter has a story. The reasons they walk, the connections they have made, the experiences that the 3-Day has given them—all of these small pieces make the 3-Day family a beautiful patchwork of unforgettable celebrations.
As beautiful as the full 3-Day “quilt” is, there is also so much to be gained by taking a closer look at the individual squares that make it up.
This is where #WeAreThe3Day comes in.
This hashtag is a way for us to share stories and remember the things that join us together while celebrating the things that make us unique.
We are the 3-Day, and we want to hear from you!
When we gather and share a little corner of the world for 3 days at a time, we get to know each other as much and as well as we can. Our goal is to share some of your stories with our whole online 3-Day family. But it’s impossible for us to meet and share with everyone. That’s where you come in.
Send us a little piece of you.
Tell us something about you and your connection with breast cancer and the 3-Day.
Something that stands out, that makes you you.
Something about you that a fellow 3-Dayer might see out on event and ask, “What’s the story there?”
Or, something that wouldn’t be obvious at all from the outside, but can only be learned by talking to you.
Send an email to blog@The3Day.org with “#WeAreThe3Day” in the subject line. Attach one or two hi-res photos from a 3-Day event, and share something about yourself or your team.
If you need a little inspiration, take a look at some of the #WeAreThe3Day posts we’ve already shared.
"I’m a walker, but I can’t walk all 60 miles. We all know our limitations, right? We all do what we can. We fundraise all year long, we raise a ton of money, we help other teams who are struggling to raise their money, and then we come out here. We walk the best that we can from Opening Ceremony, then when we get tired, we get bussed in. And then I stand out here from about 2 in the afternoon until about 7 at night, and I kiss everybody in. And then I’m out here in the morning to kiss them out. Then I’m back out here in the afternoon to kiss them in, and tomorrow I’ll kiss them out, and I’ll walk." –Andréa, four-time walker #The3Day #PHL3Day #WeAreThe3Day
"On our third walk together, he proposed to me at pit stop 3 on Day 3. The following year, we came back on Day 1 as fiancés, got married on Day 2, and came back on Day 3 to walk as husband and wife. We celebrated our six year anniversary yesterday." – Lea and Ryan (See their whole story on the 3-Day blog: http://bit.ly/1mebU79) #PHL3Day #The3Day #WeAreThe3Day
“When I started walking, I said I would walk until I raised $100,000. I hit that at year 7. So then I decided, I’m healthy, 1 in 8 women get breast cancer, I’m just going to keep doing it. So now I’m at about $152,000 and trying to wrap my head around turning 60 next week, but I’m just going to keep walking until the money’s here.” – Carol Ann, 16-time walker #The3Day #ATL3Day #WeAreThe3Day
"My wife is a survivor, so one day we decided to do the 3-Day, about 8 years ago. So we signed up and we both completed it, and we had a great time. But then we couldn't walk anymore, so we decided, you know we own this fire truck… So we put '3-Day Walkers Are Hot' on it and we come down here and support everyone, leap-frogging down the route. We have a wonderful time. It's such a great event. We've been coming out five years now and we love it." – Brad, Walker stalker #The3Day #SD3Day #3DayFireTruck #WeAreThe3Day
We’ll be posting your stories with #WeAreThe3Day on Facebook, Twitter and here on the blog in the months to come.