Hi, my name in Cynthia and I am a 3-Day walker.
I have been walking in and supporting the Susan G Komen 3-Day since 2007. The 2023 Breast Cancer 3-Day finds me back in New England (August 18-20, 2023).
Why do I walk? I walk 60 miles in 3 days in remembrance of Ola Mae Worthy, Mary Lewis, Nora Bullock, Barbara Bauer, Mable E Brown Lewis, Mary Everett, and many others (too many others). I walk in honor of the Survivors such as Teresa Picarro, Rosemarie Burton, Kathy Charles, Sharon Abdel-khalik, Keshia Frelot and Deborah Sutz. I also walk for those who are currently battling breast cancer. I walk to raise money to find better ways of diagnosing and treating breast cancer. I walk to meet new people, to hear their stories, to share in their joys and their sorrows.
Then there is the training. Yes, it takes a lot of training to prepare your body to walk 60 miles in 3 days; but all the sore muscles, blisters and a few lost toe nails (none of mine thank goodness) are nothing compared to what those diagnosed with breast cancer have to endure.
When the 3 Day starts I can honestly tell you that all the challenges, scarifies, and all the effort it took to get you to that day is worth every bit. You have such a sense of accomplishment and pride. It is hard to put into words all the emotions you feel at that moment; it’s something you need to experience for yourself. Each and every one of the walkers and crew members take away something different. It is truly life changing. For me, the reward seems to be sweeter with each year; especially when I got to experience the 3 Day with my daughters (Kathleen in San Diego 2016, Kathleen and Jacqueline in Atlanta 2017).
How can you help? Support me and my teammates with your encouragement and prayers (our bodies and minds don’t always want to train). For those who are interested and able, help me reach my goal of raising $2300. No amount is too small. Every dollar helps. For those who would like to donate on-line here is a direct link to my donation page http://www.the3day.org/goto/CynthiaS.
For those who have loved ones and/or friends that are Survivors or have left us please send me their names so I can add them to my shirts I wear during the 3-Day. I want to recognize all those who have been touched by breast cancer. Send names (designate if in memory of or survivor) to email@example.com.
Together we can make a big difference in the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Thank you in advance for your time and support,