The 2023 Chicago 3-Day Crew Impact Award Winner is Eileen S.!

Meet Eileen S., our Chicago Crew Impact Award Winner! 

What was your inspiration to participate in your first 3-Day?   

I first got involved in 1999 because I knew several women affected by the disease, some of whom passed away, and decided to help make a difference.  

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

For those three days, the world feels perfect. My emotional batteries get recharged after spending time with so many wonderful, like-minded people.  

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

My favorite aspect of crewing the 3-Day is that everyone is working toward a common goal. And there’s more hugging than any other time of year. 

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

Be prepared to get in touch with your emotions because this is an extremely important and powerful event. Also, no one else will ever understand the event like a fellow crewmate so expect to make lifelong friends. 

What’s a fun fact about you?  

I’m an avid bridge player, determined to become a life master. I’m told I have ice water in my veins when I play but I don’t believe it. I also love to work with my hands and can put IKEA furniture together as easily as I can knit a pair of socks. 

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

Everyone should have something that they feel passionately about, and helping to create a world without cancer is one of my passions. I guess it all boils down to love; love for people in general as well as my crew, the walkers, the coaches, etc. Simple acts of kindness make a tremendous difference. Go figure.