What is 3-Day for the cure? I know almost all of you know who Susan G. Komen is and what the walk for breast cancer is. If someone you haven't heard of it, it is a 3 day walk of 60 miles to end breast cancer. It has been advertised on TV and on the internet. You can request a packet of information for free and that's what I did. Let me tell you a little bit about what the 3 day consists of:
Over the course of 3 days, you will walk 60 miles. About 20 miles a day. This may seem like many, many miles, but it's easy to do. You don't have to be an athlete or anything like that. Once you join, you will receive training support.
This is what you'll receive after you register:
Our Virtual Personal Trainer (weekly training reminders via e-mail
Volunteer-led training walks all over the country
A suggested training program
Tips on our Web site about training, health, nutrition, shoe selection and more
Discounts from local businesses
Training clinics led in every 3-Day for the Cure market
Many more tools on the Web site (http://www.the3day.org/)
So you might wonder where you will be eating, sleeping, etc during the 3 day walk. On the walk, you'll get food and beverages to keep you going, as well as rest areas, safety guidelines and medical support. At camp, you will receive hot meals, showers - even entertainment. You will sleep cozy in cute little two-person tents. You will be taken care of :-)
Here's the only difficult part. Not to hard but not a walk in the park. Registration is $90. Before you begin the race, you need to raise a minimum of $2,300. You do receive these helpful tips to fundraise though:
I haven't joined yet. It might sound childish, but I do not want to do this walk by myself lol. Here's where you ladies come in. Ladies living in the Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania area, would you want to walk with me?
Two walks are taking place in these areas:
- Washington, DC - October 8-10
- Philadelphia - October 15-17
We may not have met each other in "real life" but that's ok. We would be doing this together and for a great cause. October will be here before we know it. If you would like to do this with me, leave me a comment and then we can e-mail each other and talk about it more.
I hope to hear from some of you!!
P.S - This walk is also coming to the following cities:
Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Michigan, the Twin Cities, Dever, Seattle, San Fransico Bay Area, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Dallas/Fort Worth, Arizona, San Diego