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Travel Leaders has been a leader in the travel industry for over 30 years. Our Core Values include integrity, teamwork, customer-focused, innovative and community. We strive to encourage the growth of our employees both as consultants and as members of their communities. By encouraging service in our communities, we will build a strong sense of self among us.
The Quest is Personal.
Nearly all walkers have been touched by a breast cancer diagnosis—a mom, best friend, wife or themselves—and in an instant their lives were changed. Breast cancer puts you on a new, scary path, but the 3-Day turns that journey into a force for good. The 3-Day: Your journey, your challenge, your chance to make a difference.
In the early morning hours, you’ll gather with your 3-Day family for a powerful and emotional Opening Ceremony. Once you’re filled with inspiration, take your first steps with determination.
Walking with a team makes the miles go by faster. Tell stories, sing and dance, and have someone by your side when you need the encouragement to go those last few miles.
Parade of Pink:
The 3-Day transforms into a 60-mile moving monument dedicated to the power of ending breast cancer forever.
Mile after mile of community supporters will keep you walking when you feel like you can’t keep going. You’ll be surprised how powerful a Tootsie Roll, a free hug, or a cheerleader’s shout can be!
We all take the final steps of the 3-Day together, because it’s not a race, and because this victory belongs to all of us. A Triumphant End to a Spectacular Journey: Your final destination—a hero’s welcome from your friends and family at our celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® help support Komen’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
Fulfilling the Promise
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
Progress in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Since 1982, Komen has contributed to many of the advances made in the fight against breast cancer. We’ve transformed how the world treats and talks about this disease and have helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some very real victories:
More early detection and effective treatment.
Currently, about 66 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the best screening test to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
In 1980, the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, it’s 99 percent.
The federal government now devotes more than $750 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention, compared to $30 million in 1982.
Currently, there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
We will be collecting donations for Susan G Komen and Kim’s team ‘Groovy Bubbies’ from June 1-30, 2016
Message from Kim:
This is my 10th year walking so it no doubt will be a great walk, plus the fact that my Mom a 17 year breast cancer survivor will be walking this year, and my youngest son Mark will be in the youth corp. this year, my son George and daughter Heidi where part of the youth corp in past years and Huey is out all weekend cheering me on so as you can see this is truly family event!! I am as excited this year as I was the first year I walk in2006. Please help me reach my goal of $2300.00 so I can walk 60 miles. Thank you for your support every year, I see no reason to stop now, I will walk till we have a cure.
“The Best Way to Find Yourself is to Lose Yourself in the Service of the Others.”