Thursday, February 11, 2010

3-Day For The Cure.

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:

  • A handbook

  • 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:
  • A handbook
  • A personal fundraising Web Page
  • A fundraising ideas library
  • Fundraising e-mail and tracking tools
  • Downloadable tools, including posters and business cards
  • Our Facebook fundraising application
  • Fundraising clinics led in every 3-Day for the Cure market
I have always wanted to walk for a cure. Thankfully, no one in my family has suffered from breast cancer, but my grandmother has had a scare or 2 in her life. This is such a power and moving walk that I feel the need to do it.

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:
  1. Washington, DC - October 8-10
  2. 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



11 comments:

Kelly said...

Ahhh, I SO would be all over this if I lived in your area :-( Bummer! Make sure to hit me up for a fundraising donation if you decide to go through with it. Hope you're having a great Friday Eve! :-)

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Rachel from Confessions of a Jersey Girl did this in the fall...I'd check out her blog and talk to her!

Kelsey Claire said...

I have always wanted to do this! A few of my coworkers did it last year and are planning on doing it again. They said it was an experience of a life time!

Elizabeth said...

How exciting. I am REALLY wishing we lived closer! I would so come and do it with you. I have heard it is a wonderful experience!!

Allison said...

That sounds cool! I've never heard of it. I'll have to check it out. I wish I could do it with you.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

I have a lot of friends that do this. And I like to support as many as I can. It's too bad that it's at the end of my triathlon season because I can't train for it.

Sounds super fun though.

Kinsey Michaels said...

What a wonderful thing to do. It sounds like it would be challening but so rewarding. I hope you can do it!!

xo

Risley said...

this sounds GREAT! I wish it was coming to Portland..

Manda said...

I have always thought about doing one of these, but I don't live anywhere near you :(! Might try to get a group together to do the Atlanta or Dallas one.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

This is so incredible!

Morgan said...

I will be participating in Washington DC! I found your blog on 20sb. I haven't spent much time reading, but I will be sure to!

http://www.twobeebs.com/2009/10/breast-cancer-3-day.html

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