AtlantaOctober 16-18, 2015
The 2015 Susan G. Komen Atlanta 3-Day began with an emotional Opening Ceremony at Stone Mountain Park.We set out onto the route, weaving the first few miles through the beautiful park. After a quick break at pit stop 1, we exited the park and hit the streets and a cheering station in Old Historic Stone Mountain Village. From there, we looped through the communities west of Atlanta, making our way toward the city. We passed through the quaint downtown Decatur area, where we were greeted with another cheering station and pit stop 2. Our lunch stop was one big pajama party, and from there, the route passed through the eclectic neighborhood of Little Five Points. As we headed into the downtown Atlanta area, we passed by Centennial Olympic Park, built for visitors and spectators of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Then it was on 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. Much of Day 2 was spent in the community of Buckhead, where we enjoyed the New Balance cheerleaders at a lovely tree-lined pit stop. Yes, there were many hills to climb on Saturday, but the beautiful scenery and dazzling homes (including the Governor’s mansion) gave us plenty to look at as we climbed. Numerous cheer stations along the way kept us motivated; a favorite was a grassy stop just before lunch with some lovable pooches who came out to support us. The lunch stop was at the Greater Atlanta Komen Affiliate headquarters, complete with a pink-dyed fountain, and dozens of Komen Atlanta’s people came out to cheer us in. As we headed back toward camp, we passed by some of downtown Atlanta’s most popular tourist spots, including the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.
On Sunday, the route started out with a stroll and a pit stop on the beautiful Georgia Tech campus. From there, we headed into Piedmont Park, one of Atlanta’s loveliest parks. The lunch stop was rocking once again, and as we relaxed on the cool sunny day, crew members treated us to a non-stop dance-a-thon. A highlight of the afternoon was a walk past the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site before turning towards Turner Field. As we entered into Turner Field for the Closing Ceremony, hundreds of friends and family members waited to welcome us (and one special guy proposed to his gal as she crossed under the arch!). It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
Thanks to your passion, courage and hard work, we’ve added another 2.2 million dollars to the total of $800 million raised to date! The money we raised will help Susan G. Komen® save lives. This is our promise:
We walk because we must.
We are strong because the journey demands it.
Together in body and united in spirit, we lay down our footsteps for this generation and the next.
This is our promise: a world without breast cancer!
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