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.
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.
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.
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!
“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!