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Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk raises $4.2 million

7:38 AM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA-- Some were dancing, some were cheering and some were limping as they crossed the finish line at Turner Field marking the end of the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk For A Cure.

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An estimated 1,550 participants covered a total of 60 miles through areas of Atlanta including Stone Mountain, Clarkston, Avondale Estates and Decatur.

Everyone who took part underwent 4 to 6 months of training and had to raise a minimum of $2,300.

Closing ceremonies began at 5pm Sunday creating a sea of pink just outside Turner Field.  Family members and volunteers cheered on the walkers and they paraded by holding hands and cheering.

Some in the group were breast cancer survivors themselves.  Others were walking for relatives and friends who have battled the disease.

Organizers with the Susan G. Komen Foundation say the event in Atlanta raised more than $4.2 million dollars.  They say the majority of those funds will be used for national research and large public health outreach programs. 

 

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