October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

60 Miles Closer to a World Without Breast Cancer-by Jean Couser

Chances are you know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. Last year I walked the 5K RACE FOR THE CURE in St. Pete with my “sister” Carole, whose Mom was battling the disease. This year we will walk to honor her memory during The Breast Cancer 3-Day Tampa Bay, October 19-21.

It is a 60-mile, three-day walk that benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) Breast Cancer Fund. It is unlike other events in that, for many, it is a life- changing journey that starts months in advance with training and fundraising.

The journey culminates in a challenging weekend that requires participants to walk nearly the length of a marathon three days in a row, sleep in tents and eat under the stars, whatever the weather. Many more volunteers will support the walkers financially, and as crew members and coaches.

Proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day fund important breast cancer research, education, screening, treatment and community outreach programs. As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3- Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure receives 85 percent of net proceeds and the remaining 15 percent goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

If you’d like to donate you can visit: www.the 3day.org/tampabay07/mamajean


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