Part 7 of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day

Welcome to the final part 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. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 (Letters A – D), Part 2 (Letters E – H), Part 3 (Letters I – L), Part 4 (Letters M – P), Part 5 (Letters Q-T), and Part 6 (Letters U – W). Do you have ideas for letters you don’t see here? 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, or sharing the ABC’s of the 3-Day album on Facebook. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Enjoy exercising and walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

Training for the 3-Day by walking counts as plenty of exercise, but we also recommend that you incorporate cross-training into your exercise regimen as well. Doing a wide variety of exercise will ensure you are prepared for your 3-Day experience.

Young Women Walking Susan G. Komen 3-Day End Breast Cancer

Young Women Walking or YW², is a special team of 16 to 23 year-old women who raise $750 each, walk one day of the 3-Day event and are critical in helping us spread awareness about breast cancer. Learn more at

See also: Youth Corps

Use Ziploc bags during packing for the Susan G Komen 3 Day to keep your things dry

Ziploc® bags are an essential item to include when you’re packing for the 3-Day – just ask any experienced walker. Pack your clothes in individual Ziploc bags to keep them dry and protected from the morning dew in your tent, and put dusty, worn clothes in them after a day of walking.



Now that you know the 3-Day ABC’s, what people, places, or things would you assign to each letter of the 3-Day Crew ABC’s? Let us know!


A Celebration of Mothers, with Dr. Sheri

Guest post by Dr. Sheri Prentiss, National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought it’d be appropriate to share what I admired in my mother, and strive for as a mother myself. Many of us are lucky to have been influenced by amazing women that were also mothers. Let’s celebrate those wonderful women!

My mom Yvonne Springs was a strong, courageous woman who always put her children first. She worked hard to overcome life’s obstacles and set a good example for her four children. She never gave up.

To be a mother is a great commitment and sacrifice. Moms have the most challenging, but also the most rewarding, job in the world. Learning from my mother, I strive to be the best mom I can be through:

  • Always being there for my children, even when they are grown.
  • Supporting my children’s dreams, even when they seem impossible.
  • Defending my children against the world.
  • Going the extra mile, whenever needed.
  • Constantly and unconditionally loving my girls.

susan g. komen 3-day breast cancer walk dr. sheri prentiss mother's day

I walk for my two daughters who have blossomed into young women. I was so proud to walk in the 2013 Susan G. Komen Chicago 3-Day with both of my daughters when they participated in the Young Women Walking program. I’m thankful to the Val Skinner Foundation for sponsoring the YW2 program, which gives 16-23 year-old young women and men a chance to participate in one day of the Komen 3-Day and encourages them to take charge of their breast health.

As mothers, we would do just about anything for our children. For me, walking in as many 3-Day events as possible is a small price to pay (while having the best time of my life)!


“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

Abraham Lincoln