This weekend, local men and women will gather together to walk 60 miles over the course of three days in an effort to end breast cancer forever.
The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day started in 2003 and is the longest-running event in the 3-Day series, according to Stephanie Myers, senior manager of the event. Participants will walk 20 miles a day through the streets of Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific & Ocean Beaches, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, and San Diego from Nov. 15-17 to raise a minimum of $2,300 for Susan G. Komen. Since its conception, the event has raised $135 million.
“The majority of 3-Day participants are co-survivors – which means they haven’t had breast cancer themselves but have stood by and supported someone who has been affected,” Myers said. “And, many knew they wanted to do something to fight breast cancer, and many breast cancer organizations were responding with walks across the country. But the 3-Day community wanted to do something even bigger to make a difference.
“They wanted to go the farthest distance in the fight against breast cancer and 3-Days, 60 miles was the answer. We knew it would be hard, but it’s not as hard as breast cancer.”
The weekend-long event features live music, games and cheer stations set up throughout the route for residents to cheer on the walkers. For more information, visit komensandiego.org. To register, call 800-996-3DAY.