The ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. This special alphabet is made up of 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter on the Komen 3-Day. Check out Part 1 (Letters A – D) here, Part 2 (Letters E – H) here, Part 3 (Letters I – L) here, and don’t forget to share your ideas for each letter here on the 3-Day blog or with us on Facebook. You can also help us spread the word about the 3-Day® by pinning these images on Pinterest. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Medical Crew Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

Got blisters? Dehydrated? Sore muscles? Our Medical Crew is here to help. The Medical Crew is made up of certified medical professionals who volunteer their time to make sure your 3-Day experience is healthy, happy and safe.

See also: Mac n’ Cheese, Matching Gifts

Never Give Up Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer

You’ll hear walkers, crew and spectators at cheering stations yelling out “Never Give Up” as you walk 60 miles on the 3-Day. It’s our version of Ra Ra Ra — and we mean it, in every possible way. Never give up on yourself. Never give up on the fight to end breast cancer.

See also: New Balance

Learn more about the Susan G Komen 3-Day Opening Ceremony in the walk against breast cancer

As the sun rises, walkers arrive for a magnificent weekend, heading first to the Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony starts with beautiful music and a group stretch, and Dr. Sheri Prentiss, the official 3-Day spokesperson, will inspire you with words of encouragement. Soon, she shares the stage with some incredible people – your fellow walkers and crew members, who carry flags signifying their reasons for walking. And behind them, more flags are carried out, this time by breast cancer survivors. Dr. Sheri will give you one more “You can do this!” and we’re off!

See Also: Outfitters , Online Check-In

Pit Stop Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

“Rest, Refuel, Relieve Yourself” is the unofficial motto of the 3-Day pit stops. Pit stops are magical little worlds that are themed, decorated, staffed with costumed crew members, and strategically located along the route every 3-4 miles. You’ll find snacks, water, sports drinks, medical attention (in case you need it), cheerleaders and so much more at each and every pit stop, and you’re never very far from the next one!

See Also: Participant Center, Pink (You know why Pink is important!) 🙂

 

What people, places, or things would you choose for these letters? How about for our next set: Q, R, S, and T? Chime in here!

 

 

 

 

The ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day – Part 3

It’s time for Part 3 of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®. This special alphabet is made up of 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter on the Komen 3-Day. Check out Part 1 (Letters A – D) here, Part 2 (Letters E – H) here, and don’t forget to share your ideas for each letter here on the 3-Day blog or with us on Facebook. You can also help us spread the word about the 3-Day® by pinning these images on Pinterest. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Inspiration Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk Rainbow

On the 3-Day, inspiration is all around you. Every mile is filled with stories, laughter, hope and crazy costumes. From the community cheering stations to the colorful pit stops, from a child on the side of the road holding up a “thank you” sign to the woman walking next to you in a pink “Survivor” shirt – there are so many reasons to keep walking.

See also: Impact and Ice Pack 

Join a Team Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

Next to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® coaches, a team is the best support system you can have as you fundraise, train and walk all 60 miles on the road to end breast cancer forever. Whether you want to form a team, join a team or grow the team you already have, being a part of a team is always rewarding. See one team’s inspiring story by watching Team 211 on YouTube.

 

K is for Komen Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided almost $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

See also: Kick-off Event

L for Legacy Pins Susan G Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

Legacy Pins are collectible pins, exclusive to the 3-Day. You can visit the Legacy Pin stop on Main Street to pick up any pins that you have earned throughout the year; at the very least, you get your Walker (or Crew) pin, but may also get pins for hitting fundraising milestones, 5- or 10-year walker-versaries, captaining a team, celebrating being a survivor, and more! Visit The3Day.org/Legacy for more information.

See also: Lounge 

 

What other people, places, or things would you pick for I, J, K and L? How about M, N, O and P? Share in the comments here or with us on Facebook or Twitter.