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The Breast Cancer 3-Day: Coming to a Sidewalk Near You
Date:2/7/2008

The three-day, 60-mile walk returns to 14 cities in 2008

JENKINTOWN, Pa., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities nationwide will see thousands of people walking together when the Breast Cancer 3-Day returns to for its 2008 series. This is the sixth year the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a three-day, 60-mile walk raising funds for and awareness of breast cancer, will hold events across the United States.

In 2008, the Breast Cancer 3-Day series expanded into two new markets going from 12 to 14 events with the addition of the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington D.C. Events will take place across the country the following dates:

-- Chicago (August 8 - 10)

-- Boston (August 15 - 17)

-- Cleveland (August 22 - 24)

-- San Francisco Bay Area (September 5 - 7)

-- Seattle (September 12 - 14)

-- Twin Cities (September 19 - 21)

-- Michigan (September 26 - 28)

-- Washington D.C. (October 3 - 5)

-- Philadelphia (October 17 - 19)

-- Atlanta (October 24 - 26)

-- Tampa Bay (October 31 - November 2)

-- Dallas/Fort Worth (November 7 - 9)

-- Arizona (November 14 - 16)

-- San Diego (November 21 - 23)

In 2007, more than 27,000 walkers participated in the Breast Cancer 3-Day series. Each walker commits to a fundraising a minimum of $2,200, helping to raise millions of dollars for beneficiaries Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Proceeds fund innovative and life-saving breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a unique event because the walkers form a community among themselves from the moment they sign up through their last steps into closing ceremonies. Upon registration, participants are able to join teams, attend helpful meetings and meet new friends during training walks. The sense of community is only heightened on-event when the walkers spend all day together on the route and then return to camp, their home-away-from-home, and bond over hot meals, upbeat entertainment and cozy pink two-person sleeping tents.

About the Breast Cancer 3-Day Series

Participants travel an average of 20 miles a day during each Breast Cancer 3-Day event, raising awareness for breast cancer throughout the streets and the media nationwide. Participants are provided meals, snacks, liquids, mobile showers, safety guidelines, 24-hour medical support -- all resources walkers need for a safe and memorable experience. Nationally, the events generate millions of dollars to fund critical breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including the importance of early detection. Proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day benefit the breast cancer movement, grassroots activism and community outreach programs of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Please visit http://www.The3Day.org, or call 1-800-996-3DAY for up-to-date information and a 2008 event schedule.

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 Breast Cancer 3-Day, we have invested nearly $1 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 http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

About the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT)

The National Philanthropic Trust, the event manager of the Breast Cancer 3-Day Series, is an independent public charity dedicated to promoting and facilitating charitable giving by individuals, families and organizations while expanding their knowledge in the field of philanthropy. Founded in 1996, NPT is one of the 150 largest charities in the United States with $640 million in assets under management. Since its inception, NPT has raised over $1.1 billion in charitable assets and made more than 22,000 grants to U.S. and international charities totaling $630 million.

Contact Info

Sarah Richardson

816-423-6061

SRichardson@barkleyus.com


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SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure; National Philanthropic Trust
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