SEATTLE, WA., – August 15, 2019 – Showing an unmatched commitment to save lives and end breast cancer, Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day® participants will walk 60 miles next month, Sept. 13-15, the greatest distance one can go in the fight against breast cancer. The Komen 3-Day is a three-day, 60-mile walk for those who want to end breast cancer forever. These amazing men and women raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, all while educating tens of thousands of people about breast health.
The funds raised have helped support the Susan G. Komen® mission to end breast cancer forever, contributing to more than $988 million investment in breakthrough research and more than $2.2 billion for real-time support for those facing breast cancer today, through screening, diagnostics, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in 60 countries worldwide. Since 2004, The Seattle 3-Day has raised more than $61 million in the fight to end breast cancer.
“The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a community of passionate and committed breast cancer warriors who want to significantly impact the fight against breast cancer, and we’re so honored to have the support of Seattle for so many years,” said Carrie Stovall, Susan G. Komen Senior Director of Events. “Each mile of the 60-mile journey is a commitment to Susan G. Komen’s goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026 and we're excited to return for the last time to Seattle for the Komen 3-Day series!”
Throughout the weekend, local residents will have the opportunity to encourage and cheer on 3-Day participants as they journey 60 miles—in three days throughout the streets of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Seattle. Cheering stations will be indicated along the walking route.
For updates throughout the Seattle 3-Day weekend, follow the event on Twitter (@the3day, #The3Day or #SEA3Day), Instagram (@komen3day, #The3Day or #SEA3Day), or become a fan on Facebook. Additional information is available on The3Day.org.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day®
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health and raising funds to help support breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Over the past 16 years and 170 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $848 million—which Komen has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen® has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day® help Komen support the global research program and other mission objectives, while the remaining 25 percent helps Affiliates support local programs including medical assistance, patient navigation, and provider education, for example.
The 2019 3-Day Series, supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America and national series sponsors Amgen and Mohawk is comprised of seven events across the country including Michigan (August 2-4), Twin Cities (August 16-18), New England (September 6-8), Seattle (September 13-15), Philadelphia (October 18-20), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 1-3), and San Diego (November 15-17).
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research since our founding than any other nonprofit (outside of the federal government) while providing real-time help to those facing the disease today. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. On any given day, Susan G. Komen provides:
- More than 580 free or low-cost screenings
- 114 diagnostic services
- 90 people with treatment assistance funding
- More than 340 patient navigation services
- Information, support, and resources to 35 people who contact the Komen Breast Care Helpline
- More than 1,500 people with vital education through our local Komen Affiliates
- Transportation assistance to 47 people to keep them in treatment
Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, diagnostics, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.