Member Spotlight: Susan G. Komen 3-Day
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The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to go the distance to end breast cancer. 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, community health, patient care and advocacy. It’s a big commitment, but it’s totally worth it.
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The net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help Komen save lives and end breast cancer through breakthrough research and support to people facing breast cancer now by providing access to screening, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.
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Over the past 16 years and 170 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $848 million.
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The net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help Susan G. Komen® build a world free of breast cancer through research, community, care and action. The funds raised have helped Komen’s mission to save lives from breast cancer, by investing more than $988 million in breakthrough research and more than $2.2 billion to support people facing breast cancer now with access to screening, treatment assistance, patient navigation and education.
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Susan G. Komen® has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. To achieve our Bold Goal, we are focused on two things: Finding breakthroughs for the most deadly breast cancers, and ensuring all people get the care they need.
Do you have any upcoming events or information you want your fellow Chamber Members and the community to know about?
The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day will take place November 15-17, 2019.
For more information on Susan G. Komen 3-Day visit www.The3Day.org