Scare Away Breast Cancer 5k
October 14, 2017
Registration, 8:15 a.m.
Walk, 9 a.m.
Super Sav parking lot, Ozark, Alabama
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Please support me as I take on an incredible challenge to make an impact in the fight to end breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® isn’t just a 60-mile walk over the course of three days—it’s a journey to the end of breast cancer. In 2016, Komen announced a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why I’m walking, and raising money—to make that goal a reality.
Go, Fight, Cure!
In a world where there is so much we'd like to change, donating funds for breast cancer research is one way we can, together, make a difference and help make sure nobody else has to lose a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter or friend to breast cancer. It might be the life of someone you love that is saved.
Why walk 60 miles?
I keep walking because I believe nobody's life should be cut short because of breast cancer or any other cancer. Each year, in the memorial tent at the 3-Day camp, I read stories of fellow 3-Day walkers who have died of this disease - some only in their 20s. These individuals never had a chance to live a full lifetime. It is time to find a cure. And we can help make that happen. Everyone deserves a lifetime.
Ten 3-Days and Counting!
I have walked this event six months pregnant with twins. I have walked all over the country—in Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Michigan, Philadelphia and Twin Cities. I have walked with a team, and I have walked it alone. I have crewed Pit Stop 3, serving the walkers for the entirety of the event, giving back to the community that has given so much to me. No matter the circumstances, every time I have participated in this event, I have been further convinced that I have to keep walking. Each year, I meet more and more individuals—survivors, those who have lost loved ones to the disease and those who are still fighting their own battle—who inspire me to keep going back year after year.
In my first nine walks, I raised a total of $20,972.18 for breast cancer research and breast health programs.
Participating in this important event has been life-changing. I consider it one of the best decisions I have ever made. From late 2009 when I signed up for my first walk, the journey has been incredible. I have grown closer to friends and family, as I have trained and prepared for each event with their support, and I have made new friends along the way. I have found purpose, meaning and motivation, as I have made a difference in the lives of those fighting breast cancer.
I can't wait for yet another journey—my eighth as a walker with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. I will walk until we have a cure.
Thank you for helping me make a difference. I couldn't continue to support this cause without your help.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by Susan G. Komen 3-Day help support Komen's Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
Since its founding in 1982, Susan G. Komen has funded more than $800 million in reseach and provided almost $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide, making it the world's largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. Most of the research advances in breast cancer over the past 32 years have been affected by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, through research grants. Since its inception in 2003, the 3-Day has raised more than $750 million.
Though we've made advances, without a cure, one person will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States. Breast cancer is still the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of death among women worldwide. Let's change that. Let's find a cure!