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Breast Cancer 3-Day Press Release
By: Cara Smith


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Northern virgina Locals to Walk 60 Miles DURING Three Days

in washington, dc Breast Cancer 3-Day

Virginia Walker Encourages Local Residents to Join the Breast Cancer Movement


Alexandria, Centreville, Fairfax, Manassas, Sterling & Reston, VA TEAM SAVE THE MELONS of NORTHERN VIRGINIA will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the WASHINGTON, DC Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.


We are a small group of individuals who are walking for those who have just begun the fight, those who struggle and those who have passed.  Frankly, we are sick and tired of this terrible disease and feel that we can make a difference with our efforts!  Since we have begun our training, we have met survivors, fighters, and friends along the way all the while supporting a great cause, and promoting a healthier life style!


As Breast Cancer 3-Day participants, we have an opportunity to celebrate breast cancer survivorship, honor those who lost their lives to the disease, and ultimately, have an enormous impact on awareness and funding for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The Breast Cancer 3-Day is challenging and fun and the memory of my personal accomplishment will last a lifetime.


The Washington, DC Breast Cancer 3-Day will start on Friday morning, October 3, 2008 and end with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, October 5, 2008. Walkers will cover about 20 miles a day, traveling at their own pace and will be supported by hundreds of volunteer crew members who will provide meals, liquid and snack stops, gear transport, hot showers, portable restrooms, safety on the streets and 24-hour medical services.


The actual journey starts months in advance when each walker/ team begins training and raising the $2,200 per participant required fundraising minimum. To help prepare for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, each walker is supported by coaches and online assistance that aid in all aspects of training and fundraising, while clinics, meetings, and training walks provide ongoing support. To help Team Save the Melons reach our goal, make a donation directly to our online donation page . Choose a team member and please DONATE.  To learn how to participate or volunteer with the Breast Cancer 3-Day, visit or call 800.996.3DAY.


About the Breast Cancer 3-Day

Taking place in 14 cities nationwide, the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a three-day, 60-mile walk that provides an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including the importance of early detection. Breast Cancer 3-Day participants commit to raising a minimum of $2,200 and walking an average of 20 miles a day during each three-day event. Proceeds from the Breast Cancer 3-Day are used for breast cancer research, education, and community outreach programs. As the primary beneficiary of the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure receives 85 percent of net proceeds and the remaining 15 percent goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Please visit, or call 800.996.3DAY for more information.


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 Breast Cancer 3-Days, the organization has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.


About the National Philanthropic Trust

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 100 largest charities in the United States with more than $675 million in assets under management. Since its inception, NPT has raised more than $1.2 billion in charitable assets, and made more than 22,500 grants to U.S. and international charities totaling $650 million.


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