SEATTLE, WA. – September 17, 2019 – This past weekend, hundreds of participants completed the journey of a lifetime at the Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day®. Together, passionate women and men walked 60-miles over the course of three-days in the fight for a world without breast cancer, raising $1.1 million. The Komen 3-Day is the longest distance one can go in the fight against breast cancer. These amazing men and women raised a minimum of $2,300 and walked 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, all while educating tens of thousands of people about breast health.
The proceeds will support the mission of Susan G. Komen® by funding breakthrough research and efforts to ensure all people receive the breast health care they need. To date, $62 million has been raised in the area through the Komen Seattle 3-Day.
“We cannot thank our amazing 3-Day family enough for their time and dedication to this cause,” said Carrie Stovall, Susan G. Komen Vice President of Events. “Every step they take and every dollar they raise gets us closer to our BOLD GOAL of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. The Seattle 3-Day has been so supportive of Susan G. Komen and it’s been an incredible experience to be in the area and as a part of such a dedicated community. Seattle, we thank you!”
Participants of the 3-Day have trained and fundraised for several months in preparation for the event, which fosters lifelong friendships and memories, while providing the community a moving opportunity to honor those who have battled and for those who continue to fight breast cancer. Participants spent the weekend walking through Seattle communities such as Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland before concluding with a moving Closing Ceremony at Seattle Center
“To me the 3-Day means community,” said Heidi Jellerson, who is walking for the first time in honor of one sister who passed away from breast cancer and alongside another sister who is a survivor. “The 3-Day consists of many different people working together to support each other and bring awareness to breast cancer and why it is so important to find better and more gentle cures. As a first time walker, I was most impressed by all the teams who treated me like their family. I was supported and embraced every mile.“
For a recap of the Seattle 3-Day weekend, check out 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 provides support year-round through its Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate, including local breast health and education programs and services that help patients better navigate their breast cancer journey and connect them with the care they need. Komen Puget Sound also hosts many community events, including Lunch For the Cure. Click here for more information about Komen Puget Sound.
The 2020 Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series will include New England (August 14 – 16), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 6 – 8), San Diego (November 20 – 22), and a city making a return to the lineup, Chicago (September 11 – 13). Registration is currently open for the 2020 series.
About 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 leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Born out of a promise between two sisters, Susan G. Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Puget Sound
Komen Puget Sound is helping fuel research, advocate for patients and support people facing breast cancer locally through a variety of direct patient-centered services and by collaborating with area providers to remove barriers and connect people to needed care across 16 counties. For more information, call 206-633-0303 or visit komenpugetsound.org.