3-mile walk for a cure set for March 24

Published 12:01 am Friday, March 2, 2012

Participants in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure. | File photo


Several local women have committed to walk 60 miles and raise $2,300 each to help fight breast cancer, and those women are asking members of the local community to step up and do the same things, only on a smaller scale.

The “Sole Sisters,” as they call themselves, are asking area residents to walk three miles and contribute $25 to the third annual “Walking for a Cure” set for 9 a.m. Sat., March 24.

Participants will walk from the Beef O’Brady’s parking lot through downtown to the First Baptist Church and back in support of a breast cancer cure.

“Last year we had 150 walkers,” said Kim Brook, one of the organizers. “All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”

Wendy Weaver is back for the walk this year after not being able to participate last year.

“I felt drawn to do it again this year,” she said. “It seems like every day someone you know is affected. It’s something that everyone is directly or indirectly affected by, and men can get it, too. Even though, you don’t typically associate men with breast cancer.”

Those interested can sign up online at active.com or stop by SunTech.

The “Sole Sisters” will once again walk in the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day for A Cure coming up this year.

For those who do not wish to walk the entire three miles, there will be transportation to pick them up.

Those who sign up will receive a T-shirt. Those who register before March 20 will pay $20; those who register after March 20 will pay $25.

For more information, call 222-2280.