Susan G. Komen for the Cure-60 miles in 3 days, "I can do that!"

Tammy Frank TAKES STEPS TO ENSURE A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER IN HONOR OF HER LATE MOTHER. Local Resident Commits to Walk 60 Miles in Three Days for the Cause [Lawrence, KS] – [May 2nd, 2011] – Sixty miles in one direction can take you many places, but Tammy Frank, Lawrence resident, has joined thousands of breast cancer supporters in preparing for the 2011 Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day for the Cure® because 60 miles can take her closer to finding a cure. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. “I will be walking with my sister, Robin Schrack, and sister-in-law, Laura Johnson (who is also a breast cancer survivor), in honor of our Mom. Karen Johnson finished her journey here on earth in March after a 4+ year battle. She lived each day with grace, courage and optimism. We hope to display these same characteristics as we train for and experience the 3 Day for a Cure! We are calling our team "Kickin' it for Karen!" “In May, we honor all of the women in your lives - mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. This year please consider honoring your special women by helping to build a world without breast cancer. We cannot sit back while breast cancer robs another grandmother of the chance to see her grandchildren grow up, or prevents best friends from growing old together. Everyone deserves a lifetime!” said Frank “If you are at a loss for a way to honor the important women in your life this Mother's Day....please consider supporting this cause as I take an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer.” Each walker is supported by coaches and online assistance aiding in all aspects of training and fundraising. Additionally, clinics, meetings, training walks, teams and buddy walkers provide ongoing encouragement. The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day for the Cure starts on Friday morning, November 18th and ends with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon, November 20th. Walkers cover about 20 miles a day, traveling at their own pace. Hundreds of volunteer crew members support the walkers through the three-day journey providing meals, refreshments and snack stops, gear transport, hot showers, portable restrooms, safety on the streets and 24-hour medical services. The 3-Day for the Cure is the greatest distance you can go in the fight against breast cancer. More than 1.4 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year.

To help Tammy reach her goal by making a donation or joining her team, visit

http://www.the3day.org/goto/tammy.frank

Tolearn how to participate or volunteer with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY. About the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. 3-Day for the Cure participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health with every step. Funds raised impact breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. The national series sponsors for the 3-Day for the Cure Bank of America and New Balance. Please visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY for more information. The 2011 3-Day for the Cure Series includes 14 events in Boston (July 22-24) San Francisco Bay (Sept. 9-11) Tampa Bay (Oct. 28-30) Cleveland (July 29-31) Seattle (Sept. 16-18) Dallas/Fort Worth (Nov. 4-6) Chicago (Aug. 5-7) Washington, D.C. (Sept. 23-25) Arizona (Nov. 11-13) Michigan (Aug. 12-14) Philadelphia (Oct. 14-16) San Diego (Nov. 18-20) Twin Cities (Aug. 19-21) Atlanta (Oct. 21-23)

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 Race for the Cure and the 3-Day for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.**

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