Bring Your Besties to the 3-Day

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, we remember the mothers, sisters, grandmothers and friends lost to breast cancer. We walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® so that our daughters and granddaughters may not have to face this disease.

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In honor of women everywhere this Mother’s Day, we want to help your friends and family experience their very first Komen 3-Day.

The life-changing 3-Day® journey is hard to describe: the community of kindness, strangers who become life-long friends. It’s the “3-Day Bubble,” where for three days the world is as it should be. It’s something that everyone should experience first-hand.

Share this transformative journey with your loved ones. Invite your sister from across the country, your dad back home, your BESTIES a state away. And for each first-time walker you invite, we will cover the travel costs necessary for them to join you!

Invite friends who are brand new to the 3-Day® to register to walk with you by May 9 with the code BYB16 and we’ll fly them to the event and give them a $10 discount off their registration fee. Go to The3Day.org/Bestie for all of the details.

Help us spread the word now. Share it with your friends and your family. Why? Because we walk for them, and we walk for you.

February 4th is World Cancer Day. Do Something Huge.

For Susan G. Komen 3-Day® participants, donors and supporters, the goal of eliminating breast cancer from the planet is in the forefront of our minds every day. Today, on World Cancer Day, we can feel the strength of that commitment touching us from all corners of the globe, as communities around the world unite to raise universal awareness of cancer issues and educate each other about everyone’s part in creating a cancer-free future.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles world cancer day

Komen 3-Day friends, it’s a big, big world, and your dedication to the battle against breast cancer is as big as the oceans and mountains and sky. And what you’re doing is making a difference. See an event-by-event breakdown of what the 3-Day® accomplished in 2014, and witness some of the impact that Susan G. Komen® is having here: susan g. komen impact priorities challenges 2014Progress is being made, but we’re not at our destination yet, so we challenge each and every one of you to do something huge this year to bring us closer. Register for the 3-Day. Get someone to join you. Stand united with your 3-Day brothers and sisters and our entire worldwide humankind family to show that ending cancer in our lifetime isn’t just a dream, it’s an eventuality worth fighting for.

 

2014 Twin Cities Susan G. Komen 3-Day Wrap Up

This weekend, Twin Cities was filled with the power of pink as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® passed through the many beautiful neighborhoods of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Though Friday morning started with gloomy skies, the brightness and enthusiasm couldn’t be dampened by the clouds. Dr. Sheri led us through a rallying and an inspiring Opening Ceremony at the Southdale Center in Edina, and from there, Komen 3-Day walkers began their magnificent journey and were soon welcomed to a New Orleans “Mardi Bras” themed pit stop at the beautiful Utley Park.IMG_9144

The Lake Harriet Band Shell was the first cheering station, and the Twin Cities Community came out in full force, complete with cheerleaders, candy, and coffee stations. Onward through Minneapolis, walkers and crew enjoyed a cheering station at the Parade Ice Garden and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Walkers took a lunch break at the lovely Loring Park, and after lunch, it was onwards to another pumped-up cheering station at B.H. Nelson Park, with impressive views of Minneapolis. After an incredible 18.6 miles, walkers and crew arrived at camp in Harvest Park in Maplewood, and during camp show, we got to meet the Twin Cities 3-Day top fundraisers and Milestone Award Winner, in addition to playing some fun games and hearing from an inspirational survivor, Sue N., who motivated us to start strong on Day 2.

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Day 2 on the the 3-Day® route started with balmy skies and cloud cover, and the friendly Twin Cities community came out in full support complete with puppies and babies in pink tutus at Holiday Inn Express cheering station. Vadnais Lake gave sore legs and tired minds some serenity, and a rocking cheering station at Ramsey County Island Park, complete with cheerleaders, helped our walkers put an extra pep in their step. The community came out again to rally walkers at Acorn Park in Roseville, and then, even conquering a few hills before lunch on Gramsie in Shoreview couldn’t dampen the excitement for lunch at Island Lake Elementary School.

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After hydrating and eating, walkers strolled across bridges at the picturesque Gervais Mill Park before heading back to Camp, where we heard from more amazing members of our 3-Day family, including Cassie of team Cassie’s Cups, who’s currently fighting breast cancer for the third time. Her moving story set the stage for Sisters Ashley H. and Nicole L., who again reminded us of the many reasons why we walk.  We ended the night with stars lighting up the sky as the 3-Day Dance Party kicked off, and then it was back into our pink tents for some serious slumber before taking on Day 3.

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A little bit of rain came down before Day 3 officially began, but the skies cleared up just in time to reveal brilliant blue skies, thick humidity, and a shining sun for our last 17.5 miles. The community came out to support the walkers at Northwood Park, passing out popsicles and iced coffee that were joyfully accepted by our strong walkers. The cloud cover lasted through Beaver Lake Park, where a serene lake shimmered in the distance as upbeat music kept our walkers pumped. Next on the route was Indian Mounds Park, and walkers were treated to sweeping views of the St. Paul skyline.

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After a beautiful photo opportunity sitting on Jody’s Couch, a Twin Cities 3-Day landmark for the past nine years, walkers moved on to pit stop 3.  Walkers fueled up and ‘rotated their socks’ at the 3-Day Speedway themed pit stop. The last few miles of the route stretched through beautiful downtown St. Paul, ending at the Minnesota State Capitol where the white and gold dome of the capitol building gleamed in the sun. Our 750 walkers, 225 crew members, and volunteers victoriously marched through the courtyard, and reminded us once again why these 60 miles and 3 days are so very important. The crowd of walkers, crew, volunteers and supporters danced joyously together, and celebrated an incredible $2 million dollars raised.

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