Walking 60 miles is no easy feat. So then why do thousands of men and women in San Diego volunteer to walk? To help mothers, sisters, spouses, and friends get one step closer to a world without breast cancer. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, there is no cure, and 1.3 million people are diagnosed annually.*
As participant Deborah Davidson puts it, “walking 60 miles is easy compared to anyone going through treatment.” And that is exactly what motivates Davidson, Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. Sales and Leasing Manager to walk again over November 18, 2011 to November 20, 2011 with Team Generations. She is the mother of two girls and hopes their generation will no longer see any deaths from breast cancer, see better treatment and continue progress on battling this disease that affects woman of all ages. Davidson will be walking for her mother, a two time survivor of breast cancer, and for her friends who have lost a loved one or someone to breast cancer.
The 2011-2012 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure will spread across 17 different cities in the United States raising money and awareness. Since 1995, events like the 3-Day and Race for the Cure in San Diego have raised $8.5 million dollars to local organizations that have made valuable contributions to breast cancer diagnostics, treatment, education, screening and patient support. The organization has invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
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* Information from http://www.komen.org/