October 17 - 19, 2014
The 2014 Susan G. Komen Atlanta 3-Day began with an emotional Opening Ceremony at Stone Mountain Park. We were blessed with beautiful, though slightly chilly, weather as we started walking. There was a terrific cheering station after pit stop 1, along Main Street of Stone Mountain Village. Friends and family came out in droves to cheer us on! Then at pit stop 2, we were rockin’ and rollin’ to some great 80’s beats. After lunch under sunny skies, we enjoyed picturesque views of the city skyline as we made our way to camp at the Georgia World Congress Center, our home away from home for the weekend.
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early, ready to hit the trail again for another great day of walking. The sky was clear and the sun was shining again! We made our way to Midtown and took mug shots at pit stop 1, The Wild Wild Breasts of Atlanta. We tackled an enormous hill right before pit stop 2 – and then kept walking uphill the rest of the day! (Or at least it felt like it.) The route continued to wind through beautiful neighborhoods as we passed some gorgeous Atlanta mansions. At pit stop 4, the Ford Warriors in Pink paid us a visit and were offering (temporary) tattoos, some great photo ops, and even free scarves. Then it was back to the Georgia World Congress Center for another fun evening. At the Saturday Night Camp Show, we heard some really inspiring stories, including one from a young survivor, Julie B. And in typical 3-Day style, we danced the night away at the 3-Day Dance Party. We can always count on Youth Corps to help get the party started.
We began our third day with picture-perfect weather, and a quick grab & go in Piedmont Park - a gorgeous setting. There was a fantastic cheering station at John Howell Park in the morning, where spectators were handing out delicious cupcakes and muffins and clapping like crazy. As we came into the lunch stop at Paideia School, DJ Ross N. was rocking the tunes for the third day in a row, to give us something to jam to. After lunch, we were in the final stretch – just 5.3 more miles to the Participant Finish Area at Turner Park! And just like at camp on Friday and Saturday night, we cheered each other in from the route. The last walkers on Sunday had quite a reception when they reached Turner Field! The Closing Ceremony was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. We heard from Dr. Sheri and Norm Bowling, and then Jim Hillmann and Nicole Hercules came back up on stage to help honor everyone we walk for – and for our survivors. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
The more than $3.2 million we raised will help Susan G. Komen® save lives.
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