Weekend Walkers Will Help Raise Money for Cancer Efforts

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WHEN: Nov. 6-8
WHERE: Starts at Collin Creek Mall in Plano and finishes at the West End
WHY: Since 2005, the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day has raised $57 million for breat cancer research and outreach programs.

Sixty miles. Three days. One cause.

The Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day is winding through the area for its 11th year, and part of that route will run right through Preston Hollow and the Park Cities. The walk, which is one of seven held across the country, will take place Nov. 6-8.

Walkers, either individually or as part of a team, will travel 15-20 miles each day.

The trekkers will start at Collin Creek Mall in Plano with an opening ceremony before hitting the pavement at 7 a.m. Nov. 6.

A mob of pink is expected to make its way through Preston Hollow via Forest Lane the afternoon of Nov. 6.

Wayfarers will spend two nights at the 3-Day Camp where they will be able to bond with fellow walkers and rest after a long day.

Local residents can expect the mass in pink to be flooding the area on Sunday, Nov. 8, on their way to the finish line. A public cheer station will be set up at Curtis Park in University Park from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Walkers will follow a trail along Exall Lake before hitting their last public cheer station at the Historic West End on Ross Avenue.

The event culminates with a closing ceremony in Dallas, where participants will celebrate their efforts and support of the fight against breast cancer.

Since 2005, the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day has raised $57 million. Each walker pledges to raise $2,300 or more as a part of their commitment to support the organization.

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds help support Susan G. Komen’s Research and Training Grant program and health outreach programs for those facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps local community and affiliate support and outreach programs.

“The Susan G. Komen is a life-changing experience … for women and men completely dedicated to play a role in the fight to end breast cancer forever.”
–Sheri Prentiss

Susan G. Komen has been a part of the many advances against breast cancer since 1982. Since 2003, the 3-Day has raised more than $810 million, a part of the $2.6 billion the organization has invested in research, outreach, advocacy and programs provided to more than 30 countries.

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