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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walkers off and walking 60 miles

11:47 PM, Aug 4, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --  More than 500 walkers and 250 crew members got started on a 60-mile journey to end breast cancer Friday morning.  

This is the 7th annual 3-Day walk, but also the last for Cleveland. The city couldn't get enough support compared to other cities and was slashed as a host city by the organization.  

Walkers must raise a minimum of $2,300 to take part in the event. Lee and Kathy Giller have walked all seven Cleveland walks and have raised more money than any other team.

This year they're contributing more than $40,000.

Lee is battling breast cancer for his second time.  He's walking to spread awareness that it's not just a disease of women.  

200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and 2,000 of the cases will be in men.

In the past six years, Cleveland's walk contributed $15 million. 75 percent of funds raised goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure research. 25 percent stays local to help Northeast Ohio Komen for the Cure affiliate pay for mammograms, outreach and education programs.

Public Cheering Station

Saturday August 3rd  8:45 a.m. - Noon

Rocky River Presbyterian Church --21750 Detroit Rd.

Rocky River, OH 44116


11:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Energizer--25225 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH 44145  (Park around the back of the building)


Sunday Aug. 4th

8:40 - 10:15 a.m.  Fatheads Restaurant--24581 Lorain Road North Olmsted, OH 44070


11 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Middleburg Heights Community Center--16000 Bagley Rd.

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


4:30 - 5 p.m.

Cuyahoga Community College --11000 Pleasant Valley Road

Parma, OH 44130


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