Goose Bump Moments

I asked our 3-Day coaches, as well as some of the 3-Day participants I’ve interviewed for this blog, to share a special memory – a goose bump moment – which they cherish. Their responses illustrate the “magic” that is the 3-Day.

Jane R. “One of my favorite 3-Day goose bump moments is being a part of the human chute that walkers form at the end of the 3-Day to welcome those reaching the finish line later in the day.” Veteran walkers – I’m sure you know the magic she’s talking about. First-timers – just wait! You’re in for a beautiful surprise.

Chicago 3-Day participants celebrate their final steps while others cheer them on.

Chicago 3-Day participants celebrate their final steps while others cheer them on.

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Finding Motivation in Inspiration

As the daughter of a 13-year breast cancer survivor, cancer has hit very close to home for Molly Fast. She has dedicated herself to the cause, both as a 3-Day participant and as Associate Director of the 3-Day’s National Sales and Service team, where she and her team are committed to providing 3-Day participants with above and beyond customer service. 

I asked Molly what keeps her walking, even when her body tells her to quit:

Molly was all smiles as she set out on her first 3-Day in San Francisco. It took more than smiles to keep her going.

Molly was all smiles as she set out on her first 3-Day in San Francisco. It took more than smiles to keep her going.

All long-distance walkers know what it feels like when they “hit a wall”. During my very first 3-Day, I was silently praying for a sweep van to come and whisk me away. It was after lunch. I was heading up a hill. The six blisters I had – three on each foot – were putting a huge damper on my spirits. Each step was agonizing. Continue reading

Top Fundraisers for Twin Cities 3-Day

Congratulations were necessary tonight for the top fundraising individuals and teams for the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day, as these hardworking and dedicated breast cancer fighters put in the extra time and effort to do some outstanding fundraising.

Top Fundraising Team: Northern Nippys, $85789; Laura Lamson (Captain)

Laura Lamson, Captain of the team Northern Nippys accepts the award for the top fundraising team at the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Laura Lamson, captain of the team Northern Nippys accepts the award for the top fundraising team at the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Top Fundraising Crew Member: Kevin Burns, $4490; Lunch Crew

Kevin Burns accepts the award for top crew fundraiser for the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Kevin Burns accepts the award for top crew fundraiser for the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Top Individual Fundraiser: Mark Nadolny, $14370; Team for the Cures

Mark Nagnoly accepts the award for top individual fundraiser at the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Mark Nadolny accepts the award for top individual fundraiser at the 2013 Twin Cities 3-Day

Fantastic work to the Northern Nippys, Mark, Kevin, and all the walkers and crew who did such a fantastic job in fundraising for the Twin Cities 3-Day!