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ACTivism: Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk

October may be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the battle against the disease is fought daily. One great way to join the fight is to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by participating in the Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk.

This walk sounds incredible. After raising a minimum of $2,200 for breast cancer research and initiatives, you walk 60 miles over the course of three days — about 15 to 22 miles a day. There are events in 14 cities starting in August and running through November. It might seem early to start planning for something happening at the end of Summer, but informational meetings are happening now (here's the link to the calendar of informational meetings). Plus you are going to want to train because that is half the fun. Plus we all know there are great health benefits to regular walking. Sugar user kscincotta lost 8 lbs. while training last year for her walk! She also raised $8,000 — wow! Good work all the way around!

Want to see if your city is participating? Then just


  • Chicago – August 8-10
  • Boston – August 15-17
  • Cleveland – August 22-24
  • San Francisco Bay Area – September 5-7
  • Seattle – September 12-14
  • Twin Cities – September 19-21
  • Michigan – September 26-28
  • Washington, DC – October 3-5
  • Philadelphia – October 17-19
  • Atlanta – October 24-26
  • Tampa Bay – October 31 - November 2
  • Dallas/Fort Worth – November 7-9
  • Arizona – November 14-16
  • San Diego – November 21-23

Do you think you are going to do one? Do the miles seem daunting, or the money? Tell me in the comments section below.

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michstines michstines 9 years
I've done this walk in Boston twice. Great route, usually either super hot and sticky or raining like crazy. The money is hard to raise though. The minimum was under $2k when I first did it and it keeps going up $100 each year. It priced me out. It was hard asking the same people to keep giving me money, they were always like "didn't I just give you some?" Great cause and great people though. If anyone does the Boston walk, look out for George. He's a singing walker with a walking stick and usually with my old teammates.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I'd have to drive to Chicago to do one, which sucks. That's a little far for me. Maybe I'll raise a bunch of money and walk from Oshkosh to Chicago, lol. That'd only be a couple hundred miles...I could do it easily! LOL!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'll have to look more into the Boston one...
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I'm doing the 3-Day walk in Seattle, I'm so excited to do it. A good friend of mine did it last year and she loved it! I've already started my training and I have a bunch more planned between now and then.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
I'm signed up to do the Avon two day walk in LA. It will be my third year doing it and I'm pretty excited. I haven't started training though but will once it is warmer outside.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
So they lowered the minimum amount you have to raise in order to participate. It used to be a minimum of $5000 and I couldn't get my friends to pony up so I could reach the minimum -so I'd always get shut out. Glad they lowered it. It always looks like fun and it's something I really care about.
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