View from the 3-Day Crew: Looking Back with the Michigan 3-Day Crew

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The 3-Day Crew is an integral, amazing and appreciated part of the 3-Day family. We simply could not do it without them! They work tirelessly for long hours to make sure that every step of our walkers’ 60-mile journey is a wonderful one. And they do it all with a smile on their face!

That’s why we are honored to be featuring a few members of our Michigan 3-Day Crew. These ladies are all-stars and have made such a difference in our community. As 2018 fades into the past, it’s people like these that are already getting us excited for the 2019 Michigan 3-Day!

Let’s hear it for all the Michigan 3-Day Crew!

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Monika Schmidt on Camp Support knows that her job is hard work because this group of Crew members are up very early and go to bed very late to make sure every walker can camp in comfort. But she says that being on Crew is like having a really big family, so she never minds the hours!

“I love my pink family! It can be exhausting work, but its oh so rewarding. I love to see everyone coming back to Crew year after year. We are crying together and laughing so hard. I would not miss it in the world.”

She was also a part of our Opening Ceremony in 2018 and was humbled by the honor! But she says her favorite memory every year is to see all those lovely walkers coming back to camp each day 😊

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Becky Jo Beverly, a long-time Crew member, echoes that 3-Day love.

“There are so many things to love about the 3-Day – the pink bubble is legit! If the rest of the world was as strong, kind, accepting, loving and GOOD as the 3-Day world, it would be a better place.”

She has so many wonderful memories from her time on the Michigan Crew, everything from tons of grahamwiches, tutus on peoples’ heads, pink fountains, problems with air mattresses, accidental strobe lights and “so. many. dance. moves.”

Even with those laughs and fun times on her mind, Becky Jo and the Michigan Crew all take their “duty to serve and care for our walkers (yeah, I said OUR walkers … we love them that much) very seriously. For those three days, they are our whole world. We. Love. OUR. Walkers.”

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And they’re thankful for them, too!

“Thankful. That is the best word I can come up with when I think of this event. I am thankful for the people that work behind the scenes to use the funds raised to make a difference in this war we are waging. For the experiences I have had along the way (blisters, dehydration, sunburns and all) that have made me stronger. For the people I’ve met that have made me a better person. I am thankful for the pink bubble that proves again and again that this world is full of beautiful potential. I am Blessed beyond measure to be part of the pink family … and I am forever thankful.”

We are also forever thankful for Becky Jo, Monika, our 3-Day Michigan Crew….and our 3-Day Crew across the country. You motivate our steps and make our journey even more special

Michigan Crew sound off! What are some of your best 3-Day memories? What memories do you hope to make in 2019?

Remember, if you register at The3Day.org by TOMORROW 12/6, you’ll automatically get 50% off your registration fee—no special codes required! Come join us and make new amazing memories in 2019!

Congratulations to the 2018 Michigan 3-Day’s Top Fundraisers!

After a beautiful first day of the 2018 Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day, walkers and crew members gathered in the dining tent as Stephanie from Susan G. Komen® and our friends from Bank of America honored the Michigan 3-Day’s top fundraisers. Join us in congratulating these extraordinary participants!

Our Top Crew Fundraiser is Amy Nadeau, who raised $8,515 for Michigan; and has raised $92,466 in her lifetime. She’s participated for 15 years and this is her 15th event.

Fun Fact: “Half of my Instagram and Facebook friends are people I met through the 3-Day, more than any other group by far. Because, once you’ve done a 3-Day together, you’re friends for life!”

Our Top Individual Fundraiser is Bert Stein, who has raised $18,974 and has raised $261,218 in his lifetime. He’s been participating for 14 years and this is his 14th event.

Fun Fact: Bert has been walking in the Michigan 3-Day since 2005 and has a lifetime fundraising total of over $260K.  Bert originally told us earlier this year that it was time for him to retire from the 3-Day.  Bert was invited to the Lifetime Commitment Circle in Dallas in June and once he returned he decided that he was coming out of retirement and walking this year.  He has raised over $18K in less than a month!  Bert is 85 years young.

Our Top Team Fundraisers are the Hines Pink Pathers; who raised an astonishing $68,208. They’ve been a team for 11 years, and have raised a staggering total of $1,198,511. Their Team Captain is Janice Shore, they have 48 members, and are the largest team at the Michigan 3-Day.

Thank you to these fabulous fundraisers and all of the Michigan 3-Day walkers and crew members. You are incredible!