DEL MAR - Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - finished their 60-mile journey on Sunday. The annual walk, which supports breast cancer research and programs, raised $6.3 million this according to Komen officials.
Walkers this year began their journey at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday morning, following along Torrey Pines State Beach, La Jolla Cove, Kellogg Park and through Bird Rock before spending Friday night at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay.
On Day 2, walkers continued their journey through Ocean Beach, Mission Bay Park, Tecolote Shores and De Anza Cove Park.
The route for Day 3 on Sunday took walkers through Old Town, Mission Hills, Hillcrest and Balboa Park.
A closing ceremony took place Sunday at Waterfront Park in Downtown.
“We cannot thank our amazing 3-Day family enough for their time and dedication to this cause,” said Carrie Stovall, Susan G. Komen Senior Director of Events. “Every step they take and every dollar they raise gets us closer to the day when we can finally say goodbye to breast cancer forever. Their passion is inspiring.”
In 2017, 2,200 walkers participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego, raising $6.5 million. The San Diego 2017 event was the largest 3-Day in the nation.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S. It's the most common form of death from cancer among Hispanic women and the second-most common among women of other races, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2015, 246,476 women and 2,289 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with the disease. That year, 41,523 women and 463 men died from breast cancer, according to the CDC.
To date, the Komen San Diego 3-Day has raised $126.3.
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