Let’s Talk About Glamping

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Did you know that people have been glamping for centuries? Although the word itself didn’t enter our vocabulary until around 2000, the first noted example of “glamping” was in the sixteenth century, when the Scottish Earl of Atholl prepared a marvelous experience in the Highlands for the visiting King James V and his mother. The Duke raised lavish tents and filled them with all the provisions of his own home palace.

Well, if it’s good enough for a monarch, then it’s certainly good enough for our 3-Dayers!

For the two nights you spend with us on the 3-Day, we like to think we take camping up a notch. Yes, you will be sleeping in our signature pink tents, but there is so much more to our glamping lifestyle than that! You will also experience the excitement of being surrounded by hundreds of your 3-Day friends, the fun of our activities to help you stay fresh and ready for the next day of walking, and of course, the deliciousness of our breakfast and dinner feasts.

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We also recommend that everyone stop at our special Remembrance Tent, where you can take a moment to reflect on those for whom you walk. It’s a more somber and emotional spot in our 3-Day camp, but certainly one that helps keep many 3-Dayers find new strength and motivation throughout the three days.

There is also the 3-Day Lounge with special treats and drinks, plus spots to spend some quiet time with a magazine and a comfy chair, take a picture with friends, and check the 3-Day Post Office to see if you’ve received mail from a loved one at home and pick up a Sweet Treat if a kind supporter treated you.

This all sounds pretty great, right?

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If you want to take it up another notch this year, we also have a special opportunity for a truly VIP Slumber Party experience at our 3-Day camp.

If you recruit two first-time 3-Day walkers by April 19, we’ll arrange for you to have a VIP slumber party together on the event. What will that include? You will have a glamorous large tent that sleeps up to four people, complete with air mattresses and pillows. Add in phone chargers and camp chairs, and you’ve got a pretty cozy set-up! Still not enough? You’ll also receive souvenir pajama pants to take home for each member of your party (up to 4). Check out The3Day.org/Refer for all the details.

If you don’t want to stay at camp, you can choose a reward of two free nights at a 3-Day host hotel for the Friday and Saturday of the event, instead of the slumber party.

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Bonus! If the first-time walkers you are recruiting also live outside one of our 3-Day markets, they’ll get a free plane ticket,if they register by April 19 with discount code BYB17. Visit The3Day.org/Bestie for more information about that offer.

Glamping just received an upgrade. What are you waiting for?

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Top Fundraisers at San Diego 3-Day Announced

Congratulations to all of the walkers today who pounded out the first 20 miles of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® in San Diego. We were treated to a gorgeous sunrise in Del Mar and a picturesque day overlooking the ocean as walkers, assisted by their dedicated crew, took in the sunshine of southern California. The Camp Show this evening was full of fun and laughter as presenting sponsor Bank of America had a few select walkers strutting their stuff for prizes on stage. As is the custom on Friday nights at the Camp Show, Bank of America and Dr. Sheri presented the top fundraisers for the 2013 Komen San Diego 3-Day.

Top Crew Fundraiser: Aubrey Cushing, $2,310; (Team ‘Walk With Me’)

Aubrey Cushing is recognized with the top crew fundraising award

Aubrey Cushing is recognized with the top crew fundraising award

Top Fundraising Team: Powered by Optimism, $257,247; (Captain Amy Benoit)

Amy Benoit is awarded both the Top Training Walker Leader and as Captain of the top fundraising team

Amy Benoit is awarded both the Top Training Walk Leader and as Captain of the top fundraising team

Top Individual Fundraiser: Stephanie Capaccio, $45,842; (Team ‘Tulips for Tatas’)

Stephanie Capacchio is recognized as the San Diego 3-Day Top Individual Fundraiser

Stephanie Capacchio is recognized as the San Diego 3-Day Top Individual Fundraiser

Congratulations to these fabulous fundraisers and the to the dedication of everyone walking this weekend on the San Diego 3-Day! Good luck on Day 2!

Top Atlanta 3-Day Fundraisers

After a sunny day on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® here in Atlanta, the walkers and crew rolled into camp for some well deserved rest! Presenting Sponsor Bank of America joined Dr. Sheri in presenting the 2013 Top Fundraiser Awards.  Here they are:

Top Crew Fundraiser: Alison Glancz, $8,505; Camp Services Crew

Alison Glancz is awarded by Bank of America for being the Top Crew Fundraiser for the Atlanta 3-Day

Alison Glancz is awarded by Bank of America for being the Top Crew Fundraiser for the Atlanta 3-Day

Top Fundraising Team: Feet to Beat Breast Cancer, $90,483; (Team Captain Carolyn Parks)

Carolyn Parks congratulates her team for which she is accepting the award: Top Fundraising Team "Feet to Beat"

Carolyn Parks congratulates her team for whom she is accepting the award: Top Fundraising Team “Feet to Beat Breast Cancer”

Top Individual Fundraiser: Michelle Garcia, $15,190; (Team PINKALICIOUS)

Michelle Garcia receives the award for Top Individual Fundraiser for the 2013 Atlanta 3-Day

Michelle Garcia receives the award for Top Individual Fundraiser for the 2013 Atlanta 3-Day

What amazing accomplishments from these individuals and from all of the walkers and crew in their fundraising efforts. You have all made a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Get ready for Day 2 of the Atlanta 3-Day!