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Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Comes to Atlanta

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What residents can expect during the October 21 - 23 weekend and how they can provide support

Atlanta, Ga. - October 5, 2011 - The sidewalks of Atlanta will soon be filled with passion, perseverance and pink when the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® visits the area October 21 - 23.

Atlanta-residents are encouraged to visit designated sites to cheer on the Komen 3-Day for the Cure participants as they raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. These individuals spend months training for the event's physical demands and fundraising at least $2,300 to fund life-saving research and community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. All of the participants' dedication and preparation culminates by walking 60 miles over the course of three days.

"Komen 3-Day for the Cure participants invest a lot of time and energy into their three-day, 60-mile journey," said Norm Bowling, project manager for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. "We often hear from participants how grateful they are for the community support they receive while on-event and what a difference it makes."

Supporters are invited to visit any of the following public stops along the Komen Atlanta 3-Day for the Cure route:

 

    Friday, October 21
    Opening Ceremony
    7:30 a.m.
    Stone Mountain Park
    1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083


    Public Cheering Station
    Mile 4, 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Downtown Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Welcome Center
    891 Main Street
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083


    Public Cheering Station
    Mile 14.2, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Downtown Decatur, Old Courthouse
    101 East Court Square
    Decatur, GA 30030
    Saturday, October 22


    Public Cheering Station
    Mile 13.1, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Lindbergh City Center
    Main Street between Lindbergh Avenue & Garson Street
    520 Main Street N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30324


    Public Cheering Station
    Mile 17.9, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Peachtree Street between 3rd Street & 6th Street
    701 Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    Sunday, October 23


    Public Cheering Station
    Mile 10.3, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Freedom Park, between Euclid Avenue& Moreland Avenue
    1284 North Avenue N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30307


    Closing Ceremony
    5:00 p.m.
    Turner Field
    755 Hank Aaron Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30015

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure also welcomes its new national spokesperson, Dr. Sheri Phillips, to the 3-Day family. Like many 3-Day participants, Phillips' connection to breast cancer is a personal one-she is a two year breast cancer survivor and participated in the 2010 Chicago 3-Day for the Cure. Phillips will lead the Opening and Closing Ceremony as well as emcee other event programs and activities.

As walkers log approximately 20 miles per day, they are welcomed each evening into the 3-Day for the Cure "mobile city" -a campground filled with bright pink sleeping tents that serves as their home away from home. It is here where walkers renew their spirit amongst one another and reflect on the day's journey. Also in camp, participants receive hot meals, warm showers, medical services and everything they need to rest up safely for the next day. In addition, Komen 3-Day for the Cure national sponsors provide amenities to make the camp experience all the more enjoyable. At the Bank of America internet cafe, participants can email and connect with supporters, and receive foot massages. At the New Balance cafe, walkers can relax, watch TV and play games.

For participants' safety, the camp location is not announced and is closed to the public. For updates throughout the Komen Atlanta 3-Day for the Cure weekend, follow the event on Twitter (www.twitter.com/the3day) or become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/3dayforthecure). Additional updates may be posted on The3Day.org.

About the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 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 with every step. Funds raised impact breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. Please visit www.The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY for more information. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® would like to thank national series sponsors Bank of America and New Balance for their support of our promise to end breast cancer forever and their continued sponsorship of the 2011 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Series.

The 2011 Komen 3-Day for the Cure Series includes 14 events in Boston (July 22-24), Cleveland (July 29-31), Chicago (August 5-7), Michigan (August 12-14), Twin Cities (August 19-21), San Francisco Bay Area (September 9-11), Seattle (September 16-18), Washington, D.C. (September 23-25), Philadelphia (October 14-16), Atlanta (October 21-23), Tampa Bay (October 28-30), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 4-6), Arizona (November 11-13), San Diego (November 18-20).

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and the Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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