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Day 2: Walkers more than half way home

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CBS News 8's Barbara Lee Edwards and meteorologist Matt Baylow are walking this weekend. Follow the latest on Twitter using #SD3Day and #the3day

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Day two of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day is winding down. Saturday, walkers settled in along the shore in Mission Bay to rest up for Sunday's big finish.

CBS 8 is once again a proud sponsor of this annual event. And our own Barbara-Lee Edwards is walking in her 10th 3-Day this year!

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Over a sea of pink tents, the sun comes out for day two of the Komen 3-Day. There was a little rain overnight but the teams are ready for sunshine.

As usual, meteorologist Matt Baylow is one of the first of 2300 walkers to cross the start line.

"I know everybody is sore, including myself, but we're all ready to go for day two," he said. 

As we begin the second leg of our 60 mile walk we are greeted with hugs.  

Every participant raises at least $2300 for breast cancer research. The walk is grueling but nothing compared to the pain of breast cancer.

"Lauren Banks is a good friend of ours who passed away in March. She was 42," said a participant. "The picture on the back of my shirt is before Lauren had cancer, Tracey and Julie only know her when she had cancer so her picture are when she was in recovery."

All along the way, we are cheered on and supported by volunteers. We couldn't do it without them.  

"We can't say thank you enough to all the crossing guards and medical staff, everybody's great."

The San Diego 3-Day is the largest and final event of 14 walks all around the country. The money goes to fund research that helps people like Debbie Freeman survive.

The journey comes to an end Sunday with a special ceremony at Petco Park. Walkers will head out around Mission Bay and down to the Midway area. From there the course goes up toward Hillcrest and down through Balboa Park and downtown before finally ending at the ballpark in the East Village.

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