Why Do We Love Our Besties? We’ll Spell It Out For You!

The 3-Day is so excited about our “Bring Your Besties” program. Here are a few reasons why we think nothing could be better than the 3-Day with your besties.2015_3DAY_ATLsun_EDB (118)

B … is for Being with my friends as the sun rises over a sea of pink at the Opening Ceremony.

E … is for Everyone in my life who has fought cancer.

S … is for Survivors standing tall and strong, beacons of hope for those who fight.

T … is for Together we can do anything.

I … is for I will not give up. You will not give up. We will never give up.

E … is for Everyone you love supporting you with donations and encouragement.

S … is for Susan G. Komen® and our shared mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.2015_3DAY_ATLfri_EDB (237)

Your besties mean everything to you. With their help, and you by their side, let’s walk to end breast cancer forever. First-time walkers travel to the 3-Day free this year with code BYB16. Register by March 24! Learn more at The3Day.org/Bestie.


Friendship and the 3-Day Go Hand-in-Hand

Powerful experiences have a way of bringing people together, and anyone who has been part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day will attest to that. It takes an extraordinary kind of person to dedicate to fundraising, training and preparing for the 3-Day, and when you bring a bunch of extraordinary people together, it’s only natural that they would gravitate to each other and become fast friends.2015_3DAY_SEAfri_EDB (620)

As we near the end of February, perhaps the most loving month of the year, let’s take a minute to spotlight a few of the friendliest aspects of the 3-Day.

  • Earlier this month, we asked the 3-Day Facebook community to share stories of friendships that they have made through the 3-Day. The responses we saw were sweet, touching and entertaining. Click back to see the Facebook thread here, and comment with your own memories of the incredible friends you’ve made because the 3-Day brought you together.
  • When you’re part of the 3-Day community, you’ll find friendships forming and growing all around you. Here’s how it happens.
  • Speaking of making friends, we brought you this story on the 3-Day blog about two walkers who started Day 1 as strangers and quickly became BFFs.
  • What’s the easiest way to guarantee you’ll have friends at the 3-Day? Bring them with you! We have a few ways (and a few more, and even more) to help you talk a friend into walking with you.
  • We want to make it as easy as possible for your friends to experience the 3-Day, so we’re giving free travel for first-time walkers to come to a 2016 3-Day event. Learn more about how to “Bring Your Besties” e5 to the 3-Day.


3 NEW Ways to Talk a Friend Into Walking With You

3DAY_FBCoverPhotos_JoinUs_CollageThis is the time of year when many 3-Day walkers are focused on recruiting new walkers and growing their teams. A lot of us could quickly identify one or more friends we would love to bring into the 3-Day family, but convincing those people to make the commitment to the 3-Day is not always easy. We’ve already given you 3 Ways to Talk a Friend Into Walking With You, and if that didn’t do the trick, we brought you 3 MORE Ways to Talk a Friend Into Walking With You. But just in case, we’ve got a few more suggestions to help you turn more friends into teammates.

Arm Them With Facts – Committing to walk 60 miles and raise $2,300 for Susan G. Komen is huge, and putting that much time and energy into something is a personal decision that everyone should give careful consideration. Komen is a well-known leader in the breast cancer cause, but that alone may not be enough information for some. Fortunately, we have extensive and detailed information about how Komen uses the funds it raises and how the 3-Day specifically has been instrumental in major breast cancer advances since 2003. If concerns about Komen are what’s keeping your friend from registering, direct them to The3Day.org/Komen, or have them call a 3-Day coach at 800-996-3DAY to have their questions answered so they can join the 3-Day with confidence and clarity.2015_3DAY_SEAsun_EDB (369)

Join Forces – Perhaps you are just one person, trying to recruit one or two friends to walk the 3-Day with you. Consider joining with an established team and get the power of more people behind you. In every 3-Day location, we have dozens of teams who are open and welcoming to new team members. If you’re registered and trying to get a friend to sign up with you, join one of the teams in your city and let them give a warm welcome to your friend. Who could resist the openhearted invitation of a friendly 3-Day team? If you need help finding one of these open teams, search the 3-Day Friend Finder at The3Day.org/Friend or call the 3-Day coaches at 800-996-3DAY and they’ll happily help you find a good fit.2015_3DAY_TCFri_EDB (79)

Tell Them They Can Travel For FREE! – This might be the most enticing carrot you can dangle in front of your potential teammates: the opportunity to travel to a 2016 3-Day event for free. There are some parameters on our two travel programs, so be sure to read up on the fine print here, but the basic gist is that the 3-Day will pay for round-trip airfare for any first-time walker (never registered before), or any past walker who hasn’t participated since 2014, if they don’t live near a 3-Day. These travel programs are also for a very limited time, so if you plan to use them as a recruiting tool, don’t wait another minute!