2023 3-Day New England Crew Impact Award Winners: Kris and Ken K. 

Meet Kris and Ken K., “The TuTu Brothers”, our New England Crew Impact Award Winners!  

For 15 years, brothers Kris and Ken K. have been participating in the 3-Day as crew members, raising a combined total of almost $15,000. This power duo shows up year after year to honor their mother and provide support to 3-Day walkers. Get to know their impact below! 

What was your inspiration to do your first 3-Day? 

Our inspiration to get involved with the 3-Day stems from our mom. Back in 2006, she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a very rare and aggressive form of the disease. After multiple rounds of chemo, surgeries, and radiation, she was given a clean bill of health. In 2008, our family life was getting back to normal when we, as a family, knew it was time to pay it forward and get involved anyway possible with fighting this disease. Little did we know that getting involved would lead to the 3-Day, which has changed all of our lives for the better. 

What has brought you back to the 3-Day year after year? 

What keeps us coming back is the inability to stop coming year after year. To be given the chance to be surrounded by our heroes and extended family makes it hard to stay away. And, of course, the need to keep fighting for the cures. 

What is your favorite aspect of crewing the 3-Day?  

There are so many favorite aspects of crewing for us, including spending time with each other, the rest of our family, and certainly our 3-Day family. 

What is your best advice to anyone crewing the 3-Day?  

Be ready to work hard and have a good time doing it! The days may be long, but being able to support the walkers makes the day go by fast. The walkers? Yeah, they love the crew, and it shows. We love them right back. 

What’s a fun fact about you?  

Ken: I am an Architectural Project Manager and have worked on projects in/been to 48 states. Kris: I’m the Technical Director and ADA coordinator for a small theatre company in Burlington, NJ. 

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned on the 3-Day? 

The most important lesson for us is to be reminded that there are a lot of good people in the world doing good things. With so much negativity around us, it’s important to know that in your own part of the world, the best people are the ones you surround yourself with and do good things with.