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Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
It’s a 3-Day, 60-mile event .
Starting on Friday, you will walk approximately 20 miles each day until you reach the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon. To learn more about training for the 3-Day, click here.
It’s a community.
At the end of each day, you’ll be welcomed home to the 3-Day camp, complete with a dining tent, hot showers, pink sleeping tents, evening entertainment and various other activities and helpful resources along camp’s "Main Street"! Those of you who are not comfortable camping out for two nights can elect to stay at a hotel at your own expense (our host hotels will have special room rates available for 3-Day participants).
It’s a fundraising event .
Each participant is required to raise at least $2,300 to participate. That might feel like a big obstacle, but we are here to help you every step of the way with tips and tools. The money raised helps fund community education and outreach programs in your community. To learn more about fundraising for the 3-Day, click here.
It’s a celebration.
While the reason we all get together might be serious, our walkers and crew like to have a lot of fun on the event as well. From bold, pink outfits to tent decorations and themed pit stops along the route, you’ll leave the event weekend feeling happy and celebrated.
No other breast cancer event in the country asks you to walk as far or raise as much money