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Back from The Breast Cancer 3 Day!

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#1 kerryjbrown

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    Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:20 PM

    Not sure if anyone on here has done this or is thinking about doing the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk, but I just got back from my first year walking. This is a 60 mile walk over the course of 3 days (camping 2 nights with everyone). I did the San Francisco event last weekend and cannot begin to explain how amazing the experience was. The group was relatively small, only 2000 people walking (due to it being the first year here in 5 years so it lost momentum), but we managed to raise $4.5 million for Susan G. Komen for finding a cure for Breast Cancer.

    The most amazing part of the experience was the commaderie, strength, and support of these people walking. Some of which were recent survivors or currently in treatment. These women and men are so strong (mentally and physically, one was even in a wheel chair) that it brings you to tears that a disease would try to break them down.

    I feel wonderful (no soreness or blisters amazingly) and a huge sense of accomplishment (wasn't sure I could do it). I am signing up to do it again next year my team ("The Walking Boo-Bees") has already decided to travel to Washington DC for the walk there Sept. 11-13th (9/11 being symbolic and 9/13 the BDay of our girlfriend who had breast cancer and passed away 2 weeks ago at age 43).

    If any of you have ever considered doing this...DO IT! It is amazing! We can make a difference!

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:49 PM

      Wow, what an accomplishment it's awesome!

      #3 kate.com


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        Posted 10 September 2008 - 10:49 PM

        Awesome! Great Work!

        This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and I will be leading several support groups, PSA screenings and men's health fairs accross the state of MN. They are jealous of all of the hype for Breast Cancer Awareness and they want the same for PCa. What women can do when we set our mind to something!
        I'm trying to bring a little of our energy to the other side!!!!

        #4 JoLo908

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          Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:01 PM

          What a wonderful accomplishment... be proud of yourself and all the women who devoted their time, energy, and funds... Kudos to you!

          #5 stacey


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            Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:49 PM

            Congradulations!!! I was in the city this weekend, and was wondering if that event was going on. I did the Avon two day walk last year so I understand how hard it is. It is a huge accomplishment. I have a strong stance on walking now. I HATE WALKING!!!!! Congrats again!
            Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

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