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Breast Cancer 3-Day Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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© 2009 Breast Cancer 3-DayIt starts today with an opening ceremony in Willow Grove and travels through the Philadelphia suburban neighborhoods through Chestnut Hill and Manayunk into Center City and ends at the Navy Yard. But that's just the route of the Breast Cancer 3-Day Benefiting the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. The real story begins with two sisters Nancy G. Brinker and Susan B. Komen, a battle with breast cancer, and a promise to a dying sister. In 1982, Nancy founded Susan B. Komen for the Cure to stay true to her word and do everything should could to fight breast cancer. With more than $1.2 billion invested so far, Susan B. Komen for the Cure is on its way to “becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to fight breast cancer in the world.” This weekend's 3-day (Oct 16-18th) 60-mile walk is a part of the cause. 

According to the Breast Cancer 3-Day statistics, “one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.” But it’s not just an eighth of the country’s females that breast cancer affects. Speaking from personal experience, the friends, family and co-works of a cancer patient need support in addition to the patient. Susan B. Komen for the Cure understands the amplifying effects of the disease © 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Dayand raises funds to support research, education, awareness, health programs, and to create a strong community of survivors and “co-survivors.” The Breast Cancer 3-Day raises millions of dollars for the cause. The 2008 Breast Cancer 3-Day raised $110 million through donations, contributions and sponsorships in 14 cities nationwide. This year’s series of events aims to beat that number.

You can be part of this noble cause in Philadelphia by becoming a participant or supporting one. Participants in the Breast Cancer 3-Day dedicate the entire weekend of October 16-18th to complete and assist in the 60-mile walk. Just by showing up, learning more about the cause, supporting the participants or becoming a participant, you are making a difference. 

The Breast Cancer 3-Day takes place in 15 cities: Boston (July 24-26), Cleveland (July 31-August 2), Chicago (August 7-9), Michigan (August 14-16), Twin Cities, Minn. (August 21-23), Denver (August 28-30), Seattle (September 11-13), San Francisco (October 2-4), Washington D.C. (October 9-11), Philadelphia (October 16-18), Atlanta (October 23-25), Tampa Bay, Fla. (October 30-November 1), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 6-8), Arizona (November 13-15), and San Diego (November 20-22).

For more information, please visit http://www.the3day.org/