3-Day Walk Connects Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors

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    On Sunday, almost 2,000 men and women will finish up their 60-mile walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

    The walk through Chicago’s northern suburbs is just one of several similar events being held around the country this weekend. Walkers in pink covered 20 miles each day, sleeping in tents at night. It’s all to raise money for breast cancer awareness, screenings, treatment and research.

    Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk

    [CHI] Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk
    Pink is everyone's color during the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk to fight breast cancer. (Published Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011)

    This year, the 3-Day in Chicagoland pulled in more than $5.1 million.

    Danielle Washington is just 26, and already a breast cancer survivor. She said Susan G. Komen really helped after her diagnosis as a support network.

    Breast Cancer Survivor on Susan G. Komen

    [CHI] Breast Cancer Survivor on Susan G. Komen
    26-year-old Danielle Washington is a breast cancer survivor, who connected with Susan G. Komen for support. (Published Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011)

    "It definitely helps to meet other people going through the same things you're going through, to be able to talk and motivate another woman who may be just recently diagnosed, to talk and share your stories," Washington said.

    The walk will conclude with a closing ceremony at Soldier Field at 4:30 p.m.

    For more information or to donate, go to The3Day.org.