The Susan G. Komen
3-Day for the Cure
Since 2003, well over 220,000 pink warriors have participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®. Because of your support, their bold strides have raised a staggering $560 million in the fight against breast cancer, bringing us that much closer to the cures. In honor of their amazing efforts, and your generous contributions, please enjoy a special video that celebrates all these accomplishments. Watch the video now.
Thank you for supporting the 3-Day for the Cure!
We would like to thank you for donating to the Susan G. Komen Arizona 3-Day for the Cure this year. You have truly made an impact in the fight to end breast cancer forever.
The mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is to discover and deliver the cures for breast cancer. To achieve that goal, we provided funds for half a million breast screenings last year alone. We funded $59 million in new and innovative research in 2010. We reached 4 million women and men with vital breast health information. We fought for the poor and uninsured, and we helped women navigate through a sometimes frightening journey. The donation you provided to your Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® participant will help us continue this work, for women and men worldwide.
The 2010 Susan G. Komen Arizona 3-Day for the Cure began with an emotional Opening Ceremony under a clear and cloudless sky on a chilly November morning. The 19-mile route wandered around the neighborhoods of the greater eastern Phoenix Valley including parts of Gilbert, Chandler and Tempe. As the day wore on, the temperatures made their way to perfect walking weather, a sunny 72 degrees. Our second public cheer station in the Tempe Cinema parking lot was overflowing with smiling supporters who were handing out stickers, candy and an occasional iced treat. After a long day of walking, we gathered at camp at Benedict Park, our home away from home for the weekend.
We arose early on Saturday morning, ready to hit the trail. The day started off a little colder than most of us desert dwellers are used to, but it was a welcome change from the extreme heat that we trained in this summer. It was a 22.5-mile route, which began by walking through the Arizona State University campus and across University Bridge. Then we turned our attention north to a greenbelt that led to Old Town Scottsdale where hundreds of friends and family were set up to cheer us on. On the return trip to camp, we passed a hundred Girl Scouts, a gang of Derby Girls and even more friends and family.
We began our final day of walking with an early morning bus ride to the north side of Camelback Mountain in the beautiful town of Paradise Valley, which gave everyone a chance to get up close and personal with one of Phoenix’s most notable destinations. While the route didn’t head up the mountain, it did lead us on a nice hike around the base and then through the Biltmore Estates – one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the valley. After walking through a variety of different neighborhoods most of the early and mid morning, the walk eventually headed into the heart of the greater Phoenix area. We headed down Central Ave. and received even more love as our final public cheer station was filled to capacity with friends and family. As we made our way to the Arizona State Fairgrounds, we walked through the Willow and Encanto neighborhoods which are some of the oldest and most unique neighborhoods in all of Arizona. Just as we had seen them all weekend long on the route, our friends and family were at the Arizona Fairgrounds to welcome us home with a celebratory Closing Ceremony.