We’ve all been touched by breast cancer in some way and we remain optimistic that we will live to see the day when they find a cure. By joining together in this most fabulous team effort, we gain strength along our journey. Not just our legs and our bodies getting stronger from all the miles we walk while training, but from the friendships we build and the bonds we create. The 3-Day 60 mile walk had two basic objectives, to raise money to find a cure and to raise awareness of the disease. Every 13 minutes someone in the United States will lose their battle with breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk team Powered By Optimism wants to make a visual statement that will reflect this statistic. During the 60 mile walk, 272 people in the United States will die from breast cancer! For every life lost, walkers will carry a pink rose. At the start of day two, 110 pink roses were carried and on day three 220 pink roses were carried. At the end of the three day walk, 272 pink roses represented the lives lost.
Over the last few years, Passion Growers has been committed to helping raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research and education. We congratulate all of the walkers who helped to raise money and awareness during the 2011 San Diego 3-Day for the Cure walk. We salute you.