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The Breast Cancer 3-Day: Coming to a Sidewalk Near You

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

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