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3 Days, 60 Miles To End Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

  • In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. 
  • To date, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided $2.8 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.  Because Everyone Deserves A Lifetime®

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Facts

  • The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over 3 days for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants commit to raise at least $2,300 and spend several months training to prepare for the event. They devote the entire three-day weekend to the cause.
  • 3-Day for the Cure participants walk an average of 20 miles a day during the event. Participants are provided meals, snacks, drinks, shower facilities, tents, safety guidelines and 24-hour medical support—all resources needed for a safe and memorable experience. A crew of volunteers spends the entire weekend with walkers and staff to make the event possible.
  • Susan G. Komen® announced a Bold Goal—to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. That’s why we walk, and why we raise money—to make that goal a reality.
  • Pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against breast cancer. This impact makes you More Than Pink™. 
  • Over the past 14 years and 156 events, the money we’ve raised has been used to help save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research.

Your Dollars At Work

  • Thanks to the women and men who participated in the 2017 3-Day® Series (7 events nationwide), the event raised more than $19 million. 
  • Since its inception in 2003, the Komen 3-Day for the Cure has raised $900 million.
  • The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® net proceeds fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 35 years has been impacted by a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant.

Each walker raises a minimum $2,300 in donations.

  • Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day help support Komen’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.  

75% of the net proceeds go towards Komen's national priorities:

Research Programs

Community Health and Advocacy

Global Partnerships

  • The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs

25% of the net proceeds stay in the local community and help fund:

Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Assistance Programs

Patient Navigation Services

Education




2018 SERIES 

Michigan - August 3-5, 2018

Twin Cities - August 17-19, 2018

Seattle - September 14-16, 2018

Philadelphia - September 28-30, 2018

Atlanta - October 12-14, 2018

Dallas/Fort Worth - November 2-4, 2018

San Diego - November 16-18, 2018

For more information and to register to walk, crew, or volunteer please visit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure site www.the3day.org or call 800-996-3DAY(800-996-3329)


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