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Day 1: Komen San Diego 3-Day Walk begins

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CBS News 8's Barbara Lee Edwards and meteorologist Matt Baylow will be walking this weekend. Follow the latest on Twitter using #SD3Day.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is officially underway. Thousands of walkers are taking on the 60 mile challenge, raising money to fight breast cancer - one step at a time.

[CBS News 8's Barbara-Lee Edwards is walking the 3-Day. WATCH video as she reports on the first leg of the journey.]

The 60 mile trek began at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Friday morning and will end with a celebration Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

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Special cheering stations are set up along the route to urge the walkers on. The first-day will take walkers down Camino del Mar, to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and into Pacific Beach.

Walkers were required to raise at least $2,300 to participate. Organizers say the walkers usually raise an average of around $3,000.

The 3-Day is the second major event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure this month in San Diego. Around 14,000 people took part in the 17th annual Race for the Cure 5K on Nov. 3.

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