Getting ready for and participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a big job. Ask any walker or crew member and they’ll tell you they could never accomplish this amazing feat without the help of their supporters.
Here are some ways to support your participant:
Getting mail on event can provide a big boost to a participant’s spirits. Take a few minutes to write a note which will brighten their Komen 3-Day experience! We’ll have a P.O. Box open for two months before the event. Send your letters, and we’ll bring them to camp for the participant to pick up.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day Camp Mail
ATTN: [INSERT NAME OF PARTICIPANT HERE]
PO Box 4012
1515 S Grove Ave.
Barrington Il 60011
Envelopes only, please. No boxes or large packages. Any mail that is not received by the 3-Day before September 13 or retrieved by the participant by October 3 will be destroyed. Please note: This address is not the actual location of camp, but a P.O. Box for mail delivery only.
For a $10 donation, the 3-Day will put together a custom notecard with your personal message, along with a custom 3-Day mini chocolate bar, for the participant to pick up at the 3-Day Lounge on Friday or Saturday evening. For a $15 donation, we will put your message (limit 150 characters) up on our Video Wall at camp for everyone to see. This message will be displayed several times throughout the weekend for your 3-Day walker to see your support. Click here for more information and to order. Orders will be accepted between August 17 - August 30.
We need volunteers to help on the Sunday of the event. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Public cheering stations are a great way to show your support along the route. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and spread the love—anything to make them smile, stay energized and keep walking. On some portions of the route you may find areas that are deemed “quiet zones” which will be indicated by signage on the route. Please assist us in respecting our neighborhoods and communities during this time.
Times and locations of cheering stations will be posted here September 2.
You can organize a group (up to 20) to host your very own private cheering station. Follow this link for more information. Then, if you’re interested in hosting a private cheering station, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry” no later than September 2.
Mobile Cheering Squads
Mobile cheering squads are small groups (less than four people) who support the 3-Day walkers along the route. If you are interested in forming a cheering squad, contact email@example.com with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry” no later than September 2.
As the 3-Day route is on public property, it is subject to local laws. Local jurisdictions will be enforcing open-liquor laws in neighborhoods along the route and in camp. While local officials understand and respect the cause for our celebration, we ask that you and your supporters help keep the 3-Day a family-friendly event and alcohol-free.
In the event of an emergency, you can reach your participant through our hotline: 800-416-3364, if your participant does not have a cell phone with them.
Subscribe to the 3-Day blog. We post lots of stories and photos before, during and after the 3-Day event.
The Finish Line Festival will include:
Sunday, September 16
Soldier Field—South Parking Lot
1410 Special Olympics Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Time and Details TBD