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Day 2: Thousands participate in Komen 3-Day Walk to end breast cancer

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It was a little warm, but overall a great Day 2 out there for the 2,200 walkers taking part in the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. It's 40 miles down, 20 to go in the journey to help end breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to do something huge in the fight to end breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 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 3-Day Walk started Friday, November 20 with an emotional opening ceremony at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Everyone who takes part has a story of why they walk.

"My son-in-law's mother sadly passed away at 47-years-old. We miss you, Dawn. She's our little angel up there.  She's watching over us," said Sherry Vespertino.

CBS 8 is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.

Our Barbara Lee Edwards is taking part in the event for her 12th year and this is year number 7 for CBS News 8 Meteorologist Matt Baylow.

The 3-Day Walk ends Sunday, November 22 at Petco Park.

In San Diego, six women are diagnosed each day with breast cancer. Every walker must raise at least $2300 to participate, and since its inception, the 3-Day has raised more than $800 million to find a cure.

[Some of the footage in this video story was shot using a GoPro camera.]

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