The Cleveland community will see thousands of people walking together August 22-24 when the Breast Cancer 3-Day returns to the Cleveland area as part of its 2008 series. This is the second year the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a three-day, 60-mile walk raising funds for and awareness of breast cancer, has been in Cleveland.
In 2007, more than 1,100 walkers participated in the Cleveland Breast Cancer 3-Day. Each walker commits to a fundraising a minimum of $2,200, helping to raise millions of dollars for beneficiaries Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Proceeds fund innovative and life-saving breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.
The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a unique event because the walkers form a community among themselves from the moment they sign up through their last steps into closing ceremonies. Upon registration, participants are able to join teams, attend helpful meetings and meet new friends during training walks. The sense of community is only heightened on-event when the walkers spend all day together on the route and then return to camp, their home-away-from-home, and bond over hot meals, upbeat entertainment and cozy pink two-person sleeping tents.
Participants travel an average of 20 miles a day during each Breast Cancer 3-Day event, raising awareness for breast cancer throughout the streets and the media nationwide. Participants are provided meals, snacks, liquids, mobile showers, safety guidelines, 24-hour medical support – all resources walkers need for a safe and memorable experience. Nationally, the events generate millions of dollars to fund critical breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
The Breast Cancer 3-Day is an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including the importance of early detection. Proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit the breast cancer movement, grassroots activism and community outreach programs of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Call 1-800-996-3DAY for up-to-date information and a 2008 event schedule.