Friends with Heart
Friends with Heart is one of the largest teams currently walking but don't let our size fool you. This team is more of a family that has come together to find a cure for Breast Cancer. Like most families we are both functional and dysfunctional. We are mother's and daughter's, father's and sons, sisters and yes friends who have personally batteled this disease or have stood as support for our survivors as well as our beloved pink angels who we still carry in our hearts every step of this journey. We have long time walkers from across the country as well as new walkers who came to us and found a home. We run the gamut with walkers in their teens right through to proud senior citizens who refuse to accept a world where breast cancer exists. Walking with our team guarantees that you will never be left behind as you can find our members at the front of the pack, at many points on the walk both as crew and as walkers, or hanging out with the caboose taking it one step at a time.
Our team is also unique in that many of our members are part of a seperate registered non-profit organization Men With Heart, which is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer by raising awareness and funds and motivating men in the fight. You will see them on route in their bright yellow shirts walking with extra large back packs with anything and everything you may need to make it through 60 miles.
We are all in this to find a cure. Many of our team members walk multiple cities or have joined us from cities that are no longer hosting walks. We walk with Komen because many of our team members have personally benefitted from the research, community awareness and support programs that The Susan G. Komen 3-Day has helped to fund. Our survivors our living proof that this walk and these events make a difference. We walk because not only can we not walk away from this cause, we cannot walk away from the amazing individuals who have banded together to form this team. We walk because we know that everyone deserves a lifetime and every dollar makes a difference, so please join us as we take an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer!