What You Can Do with an Extra 24 Hours This Month?

Life is busy, and it’s easy to wish for a few extra hours in the day. We all could probably use extra time to get work done, or sleep a little longer, or spend some quality time with the people we love. Guess what? This weekend, you get that extra time! In fact, you get a whole extra DAY!

2020 is a Leap Year, meaning that Saturday is an additional day to make moves and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. February 29 only comes around every four years, so let’s make the most of this time. There’s so much fun you can have in 24 hours! Here are just a few of our ideas…

Take a leap! We really want to take advantage of Leap Day! On February 29, we will be getting our 3-Day family together to launch the start of the 3-Day season nationwide. We know our community is spread all across the country, so we will be hosting gatherings in 12 different spots, and on social media.

Join us at one of our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations! Spend some quality time with your 3-Day family. We’ll also have fun activities, broadcast on Facebook and Instagram Live, and much more! Don’t miss this celebration. You can find the locations and more details HERE. If you can’t attend one of yours, host your own using this Host Guide.

Rest up: You might feel some pressure to get an extra few things done while we have this Leap Day on the calendar. But, don’t start your day off stressed! You have a whole 24 hours to do something special so start the day by getting a few more ZZZ’s than usual. Wake up well-rested and ready to Leap Into the 3-Day with us!

Get outside: Schedule a training walk or other work out with your friends and teammates. That will get you moving and grooving through the day right off the bat!

Make 3-Day strides: You can also use the afternoon to work on fundraising and teambuilding. We have some unique ideas for ways to take both your fundraising and teambuilding to really make the most of the weekend weather (hopefully filled with sunshine!) on the blog:

Connect with your coaches: They’d love to hear from you! Many of the coaches will be hosting our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations across the country, so touch base with them and see if you could have the opportunity to meet them in person. You can also always reach out to them on social media as well. They’re here to be your resource and help you make the most of your 3-Day journey. Connect with them on Facebook and follow along for updates:

Relax and Unwind: After having a productive Saturday, that means you can take it slow on Sunday! It’s time to put those feet up and give yourself a rest. Prepare for the week and the new month ahead by acknowledging all that you have done with your Leap Day and in 2020 so far. All of your work and dedication to the 3-Day is already making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Monday will be a new day, and you’re going to be prepared to take it by storm!

How are you taking advantage of Leap Day? Tell us in the comments to share your ideas! Plus, don’t forget to tag us or use #The3Day if you post photos from one of our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations across the country! Let’s make the most of today, together. 😊

What the 3-Day Team Loves MOST

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Valentine’s Day is here! That means it is a time of love and appreciation and happiness…and that doesn’t have to be only about romance. We feel SO much love throughout the year from 3-Day friends and family. That love is based in support and shared commitment, teamwork and inspiration, much of which is gained during our 60-mile journey over our 3-Day weekends throughout the year.

There is plenty of love thrown around during our time together on the 3-Day. To give you a little taste of that love during this chilly winter season, our 3-Day team is sharing what they love most about the 3-Day…and all of you!

Coach Tisho

I love the community. I have participated in a lot of other events and walks over the years and there’s no other community like ours. We call the 3-Day a FAMILY for a reason!

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Coach Molly

Hands down what I love most about the 3-Day is the people who make up our amazing community. From walkers to crew to volunteers to the staff, vendors, partners, and even the strangers who come out and cheer along the route. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many people who are working to make the world a better place.

Stephanie from Susan G. Komen

The thing I love most about the 3-Day is that feeling you get on Sunday after the Closing Ceremony. It’s like graduation! You get to see everyone with their old and new friends, family and loved ones. It’s fun to see everyone so rightfully proud of what they’ve done.

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Coach Gayla

I love the moments before the Opening Ceremony when people start arriving and they’re reuniting for the first time since last year’s 3-Day. There’s so much excitement!

Coach Amy

The 3-Day is a 60-mile-long journey, but it is also a journey of the heart. Filled with love, kindness and pure magic. On the 3-Day, you are overwhelmed and empowered in the most positive ways imaginable. You experience something that defies explanation. You are challenged, inspired, pushed harder and appreciated more than you have before. It is a magical thing and I wish I could bottle up this love and sprinkle it all year long!

Coach Staci

What do I love most about the 3-Day? It’s simple: The people!

The participants, my co-workers — we are all working together to make the world a better place.

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Coach Heather

I just love how I feel when I’m at the 3-Day! The energy, love, support, compassion, sense of family…it really takes me to another level mentally! It’s a good place to spend three days!

 

What do you love most about the 3-Day? Tell us in the comments or share this post on your Facebook page and share your reasons there. We love hearing from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day from our 3-Day team to you and your family! We hope your day is full of warmth, kindness and everything you love.

Top 20 Reasons to Commit to the 3-Day in 2020

2020 isn’t just a new year. It’s also a new opportunity to become part of something larger than yourself and make a difference that will enrich your own life, as well as the lives of those affected by breast cancer. Susan G. Komen needs each and every one of you to be a part of our 3-Day family this year!

If you need a bit more motivation to join the 3-Day community in 2020, we have a few all-encompassing reasons to #Commit3Days and join the 3-Day NOW! Here’s the breakdown…

  1. New decade, new goals: If you want to make the most of the ’20’s, completing the 3-Day is the perfect achievement to get you started on your best decade yet!
  2. Visit a new city: We are so excited to bring the 3-Day back to Chicago this September! Who’s joining us to take the Windy City by storm?
  3. Re-visit old favorites: In addition to Chicago, we’re also returning to New England, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Diego. These spots are 3-Day favorites and we can’t wait to visit them again!
  4. Tons of fun: We promise! The 3-Day is a long journey, but it is definitely a fun one that you will never forget.
  5. Get those steps in: Lots of people make a wellness goal for the new year, and the 3-Day is the perfect way to keep those resolutions. We have organized training walks and an easy app to help!
  6. Make new friends: Join a new team or expand your existing one! If you’ve walked alone before, talk with the 3-Day coaches about how to find or build a team. The 3-Day welcomes one and all!
  7. Hotel relaxation: If you didn’t love the idea of camping outdoors, that doesn’t have to keep you from joining the 3-Day anymore. Our New England, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Days all have hotel camps for a whole new level of relaxation!
  8. Tasty treats: Hello, Grahamwiches! We love you, mac n’ cheese! And cheese sticks and fruit and chips and rice krispies and all kinds of deliciousness! Nothing motivates people quite like snacks.
  9. The 3-Day coaches: We really couldn’t do it without them! Your coaches are your cheerleaders and reference books, trainers, fundraising support group, and more!
  10. Even the kids are doing it! And by “kids” we mean the amazing Youth Corps, who support walkers and crew throughout the whole 3-Day weekend. Their spirit and smiles alone will make the 3-Day your favorite weekend of the year.
  11. Test your limits (in a good way!): It’s important to remember the whole journey, not just the final destination. This walk will test you emotionally and physically, but also give you such a feeling of joy and excitement all along the way.
  12. It’s #trending: Our Instagram and Facebook communities are their own special corners of the social media universe, full of fun and inspiration. They’ll keep the 3-Day spirit alive in your heart all year long.
  13. Dance parties: A whole weekend of them! Nothing warms the heart and spreads smiles like busting a move with your favorite people 😊 Start practicing with these tunes!
  14. A feeling of accomplishment: There truly is no feeling like crossing that 60-mile finish line and knowing that you have made an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. You have trained, fundraised, volunteered time and energy, and it all leads to that amazing moment.
  15. Serious inspiration: This experience is one of a kind! Hearing from our breast cancer survivor speakers, meeting those who have lost loved ones or been saved by Susan G. Komen funded research; all these experiences will leave you feeling motivated and inspired.
  16. Make a difference: The net proceeds raised by the 3‑Day help Susan G. Komen build a world free of breast cancer through research, community, care and action. They help fund education, screening and treatment, much of it in your local communities.
  17. You gain a new family: Being a part of the 3-Day makes you a part of our big, Pink Bubble family! You will become part of something larger than yourself and make a difference in the world.
  18. Discounted registration: You read that right! You can take $20 off your registration for the 3-Day 2020 NOW — no code needed — until January 30.
  19. You can do this! More than 500,000 participants have been a part of the 3-Day community over the years, including those living with metastatic breast cancer. Yes, walking 60 miles is hard, but it’s not as hard as breast cancer. Walk with us. You can do it.
  20. There is no time like today: Why put off to tomorrow what you could do today? If you have been thinking about joining the 3-Day or have seen walkers go by in your neighborhood for years, the time to join them is NOW. Don’t forget to sign up before January 30 for $20 off registration…and the start of your best year EVER.

What is your reason to commit to the 3-Day this year? Tell us in the comments!