Make the Most of February

February gets a bad rap sometimes, especially because it’s the shortest month of the year. Even with only 28 days, it packs a lot of punch! It has already hosted the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and more, and we still have Mardi Gras on the horizon! If you haven’t made the most of February, there’s still time though. Here are some fun and simple ways to make the most of the rest of your month…

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Get outside!

Much of the country is experiencing milder temperatures than usual for this time of year, and there is no excuse not to celebrate warmer weather, especially when it’s happening in what is usually the heart of wintertime. If you can, go for a walk with friends this weekend! It will get you training out in the fresh air; plus new scenery can lead to great brainstorming for fundraising ideas.

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Give one more fundraising push

Try to end the month on a high note with your fundraising! We have loved hearing from our 3-Day walkers who have already hit their fundraising goal for 2017, but there is still plenty of time left for everyone. Check out our exciting and creative fundraising ideas here on the blog, plus on Pinterest, or share one of the cute graphics above on social media to help give a boost!

Practice your acceptance speech

We think every 3-Dayer deserves an award, and this weekend you can practice your speech. The Academy Awards are this Sunday, so get your 3-Day team together and host a watch party! It’s a cozy and relaxing way to spend a Sunday night, and the red carpet is always a glamorous affair.

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Let the good times roll

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and if that’s not an excuse to do a little indulging, we don’t know what is! Our Mardi Gras themed pit stops are always a blast on the 3-Day so if you’re a member on a Mardi Gras-themed crew team, or you want your walking team to be blinged out at the 3-Day, look for deals on beads, feathers and more at local stores. There will also likely be fun culinary events and more in your local neighborhood. It’s the perfect way to end the month!

Plan a trip

You can also give yourself something to look forward to next month by planning a spring trip. Spring breaks are coming up, and it’s the best time of year to head for warmer weather. Plan a hiking or camping trip and you can still keep your 3-Day training on track, or take some much-deserved time off with a relaxing beach day. Knowing that there’s sunshine ahead will help you get through the last weeks of winter with ease.

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Think pink!

Hit your fundraising goal? Have a great training session? Get a new friend to join your 3-Day team? Reward yourself with some pretty pink gear for the upcoming 3-Day walk season! ShopKomen.com has outfits and accessories for every occasion that you can wear now, and on your 2017 walk. Plus, a little bit of pink is sure to brighten even a February day.

Do you have anything fun planned for the last few days of the month?

February Photo Challenge – ‘Taking Steps’

Thank you to everyone who posted photos on Instagram for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® February photo challenge. The theme was ‘Taking Steps,’ and we loved seeing how you all interpreted that. Here are a few of our favorite submissions:susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles instagram february photo challenge

The March photo challenge is off and running, with the very inspiring theme of ‘Hope.’ Be sure to post early and often and show us what hope means to you.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk 60 miles instagram photo challenge

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It’s February!

How is it already February? Well, like it or not, here we are at month number two, and that means that the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® has built up some good 2015 momentum and we are full-swing into another amazing year with our Komen 3-Day family.

Here are a few 3-Day® items to make sure you have on your radar this fabulous February!

Have you seen the brand new 3-Day commercial yet? It premiered in Michigan last week, and will be rolling out to all seven 3-Day cities over the next few months. You can check it out now on the 3-Day website, or right here.

Monthly Instagram Photo Challenge! – Last month, we introduced our monthly themed photo challenge (the theme from January was “New,” and you can see the shots everyone shared by searching #The3Day_Jan), and we’re happy to share the theme for February: susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles photo challenge february taking stepsSo get those cameras snapping and show us what “Taking Steps” means to you. Don’t forget to use the hastags #The3Day, #The3Day_Feb and #DoSomethingHuge

We Want to Meet You! – We don’t want to wait until the second half of the year to see your beautiful faces, so come on out and see your 3-Day friends this month! Click over to our Meet Ups and More page on the 3-Day website and see the dozens of incredible in-person events that our local 3-Day coaches have lined up for you in February.susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk blog 60 miles website calendar

And of course, keep an eye on the 3-Day Facebook and Twitter pages, where we’re posting exciting stuff every day of the year!