MichiganAugust 7-9, 2015
The 2015 Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day began with an emotional Opening Ceremony at Suburban Collection Showplace. Friday's 22-mile route featured many memorable sights, including a bee-themed pit stop and an amazing cheering station in Farmington Hills. As we got further into Farmington, we enjoyed photo ops at the Farmington Historic District, and at pit stop 2, we said, “Aloha” to delicious snacks and hydration to keep the spring in our step. We were refreshed by an amazing cheering station at Gill Elementary School, which kept us going until we made our way to camp at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 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 22.3 miles of walking. There was a drizzle of rain, but it didn't stop us. We headed towards the downtown Northville cheering station, where the community rallied us on with snacks, encouragement, and love. We rested for lunch and then it was off to the famous Kellogg Park cheering station in downtown Plymouth, complete with the pink fountain, which served as a wonderful backdrop for souvenir photos. Saturday night was friends and family night at camp, so we were pepped up by smiling family members whose pride and joy helped us work through the sore feet and blisters. In camp, we honored more outstanding Komen 3-Day community members, played some new games sponsored by Bank of America, heard from the 3-Day Youth Corps, and of course, finished the evening with a classic 3-Day® style dance party, where our sore feet were no match for the electric tunes pulsating through the tent.
Our final day of walking started with a bus ride to Livonia, and 1.5 miles in, we were rewarded with what felt like all of the cheerleaders in the world creating a pink alley of pompoms for us to walk through. The beautiful city of Dearborn Heights did not disappoint, as many of us posed at the McFadden-Ross House. We then charged forward, finishing at the Ford Motor Company Headquarters with a celebratory Closing Ceremony with our family and friends. It was an amazing end to a beautiful weekend.
Thanks to your passion, courage and hard work, we’ve added another 1.9 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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