Komen 3-Day set for later this month

The 60-mile walk will raise money to fight breast cancer Aug. 25–27.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Philadelphia is set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25–27.

The three-day, 60-mile walk raises money for the fight against breast cancer.

“Komen’s mission over the next 10 years is to reduce mortality by 50 percent,” said Elaine Grobman, CEO of Komen Philadelphia.

An experienced crew will support walkers, make them safe and comfortable and cheer them on along the route.

Walkers will sleep two nights in a camp-like setting.

The goal for each participant is to raise $2,300.

Anyone who can walk only one day is asked to raise $750.

Participants can start a team, join a team or walk individually.

The walk follows another successful Race for the Cure, held outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Mother’s Day.

Grobman started the first race in 1991.

“We do it all. In Philadelphia, we’ve been doing it for 27 years,” she said at a recent Komen-sponsored event for recent cancer survivors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Grobman recommends women get tested for breast cancer at age 40, or at 30 if their mothers have had the disease.

Too many women, she said, don’t get tested because of fear or lack of insurance.

Komen works with 15 hospitals to “move the needle,” Grobman said, adding that it’s better to find breast cancer in stages 1 or 2, not 3 or 4.

“Women are able to live longer if you catch breast cancer early,” she said.

To register or for more information, go to

https://komenphiladelphia.org/events/susan-g-komen-3-day-philadephia/ ••