Want to see where other people in our 3-Day family do their training walks? Check out some of our Instagram Story highlights to see where our walkers go in sunny Hawaii, scenic Alaska, and historic Washington, D.C. We even have a new surprise coming up next week in the Southwest.
These special members of the 3-Day family let us walk with them along coastal trails, on sandy beaches, by murals and memorials, and everywhere in-between.
Don’t miss these highlight reels of some of their favorite spots—some famously known to tourists and some that are special and off the beaten path. You can see even more photos and videos if you scroll back in our feed to their takeover days.
Where should we travel next? Check back next week for an adventure to the American Southwest! If you want to show us where you do your training walks and volunteer to be featured on our Instagram feed, send us an email at email@example.com.
Your commitment to show up for the 3-Day community and to support Susan G. Komen shows your dedication to the fight to save lives from breast cancer. YOU ARE AWESOME and we thank you.
Due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued risk to our community, we are making a change to this year’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series. Registered 3-Day Walkers and Crew have a message in their inbox with all of the details.
We’ll have two 3-Day experiences this year for you to participate in. The San Diego 3-Day is scheduled to happen, as planned, in-person on November 19-21, 2021. We also have a new option this year—3-Day Nation, which will bring the 3-Day to you, at home, in your communities. We won’t be hosting our indoor, hotel-based events in New England, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Instead, registrants for these events will be given the option to transfer to the San Diego 3-Day or 3-Day Nation.
We’re in the process of updating the website with more information about these changes. You can find more details at http://the3day.co/update and in your Participant Center.
Next up in our “Word of the Year” series, meet Hal G. and learn in his own words why he chose perseverance.
I have participated in three events as part of the Medical Crew—Philadelphia in 2018 and 2019 as well as New England in 2019. I am registered to walk for the first time in San Diego 2021.
My experiences at the 3-Day events have been great. I’ve been able to meet so many wonderful people who have come together in support of people they know and don’t know. It’s about making the future brighter for friends and strangers alike…incredible people filled with hope finding a common mission of advancing breast cancer diagnosis, research, and treatment.
As part of the Medical Crew, I feel honored to be part of the 3-Day. My colleagues and I are dedicated to helping the participants finish what they started. I am at the event to help each individual achieve their own goal.
The days start early and end late as we have clinic before the route is open and afterwards into the evening. We provide medical care along the route with a team of incredible medical professionals and assistants. It is truly a well-coordinated team effort with each member doing their part to get each and every participant the care they need and to keep them safe.
My word of the year is Perseverance.
Perseverance is my word of the year as 2020 was a year filled with remarkable and unprecedented challenges.
I participate in the 3-Day because of my girlfriend, Christine. We started dating in July 2014. Christine was diagnosed with breast cancer in December the following year. She and I never really talked about this again but as tears were streaming down her face in shock from her diagnosis she said to me, “This is more than you bargained for. If you want out of the relationship I understand”. I am still here. We are still here.
Christine had surgery and radiation treatment and now has ongoing medical management and surveillance. After recovering from the stress and fatigue of treatment, Christine set her sights on walking the 3-Day. It was a monumental milestone in her emotional and physical recovery.
Christine has now completed three events, two as a walker and one as crew. We will be walking in San Diego together.
In December 2020, Christine became a 5-year survivor.
The 3-Day family to me is a gathering of people coming together to combat a common adversary. It is a group of individuals magnifying their strengths exponentially as they join the Pink Bubble. It is a reminder that nobody has to fight alone…there are friends we know and friends we haven’t met yet that are working together to improve lives today and for future generations.
My word of the year, Perseverance, embodies much of the 3-Day experience. Perseverance is about overcoming an obstacle. It’s defined as weathering a storm or difficult situation in life with strong determination. I have seen and treated many in the Medical tent and base camp who display a singlemindedness toward achievement. Also, perseverance can last for a lifetime.
The message I would like to share with the Pink Bubble is that you matter. You are important. What you do helps others. In this time of extraordinary challenges look for the good. The Pink Bubble is part of the good, and the Pink Bubble is not the same without you.
One thing that surprised me about volunteering for the 3-Day is that in helping others an unexpected side effect was that I helped myself. I didn’t see that coming.
Thank you, Hal. As we move through 2021, we’re honored by the perseverance we see you and the Pink Bubble family show as we overcome obstacles together.