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3-Day Walk From Corte Madera Raises $2.4 Million

Volunteers for the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure celebrate after a big weekend in the Bay Area.

One of the adjectives used most often to describe Cathy Youngling is "inspiring."

After watching her pump up more than a thousand pink-clad and red-eyed walkers just as the sun was rising Friday morning, I have to agree Youngling is motivational. She's not the only source of inspiration, of course. Everyone, from the winged supporters to the walkers to everyone who came out and cheered, added to the incredible feeling that working together, we can beat all forms of cancer.

Walking in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life was just as emotional. It felt like something I had to do with a full heart to support everyone who was, at the same time, supporting me.

Thank you to everyone who has dedicated yourself to raising awareness about cancer and to helping us fight cancer.

Roughly 1,200 walkers joined in the 60-mile trek from Corte Madera through San Francisco for the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure over the weekend and raised $2.4 million, according to Youngling.

Each walker commits to walk 60 miles over three days and raise a minimum of $2,300. The organization says 75% of all net proceeds from the Susan G Komen 3 Day goes to research to end breast cancer and 25% goes toward education and support.

Mill Valley's Youngling, who helped lead the way during the Bay Area walk, has also committed herself to joining the San Diego Susan G Komen walk in November. She is a 17-year breast cancer survivor.

Donations are still being accepted. For more information contact Cathy Youngling.

For more information on cancer and carcinoid cancer, consider these sites:

Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network

Carcinoid.com

Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute

Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles

Marin Cancer Institute

University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Jimmy V Foundation

American Cancer Society

Susan G Komen Foundation

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Rocky September 11, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Glad to hear that so much money was raised for such a good cause.
Tracy September 12, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Having the opportunity to attend the kick off for the walkers was a great feeling. The start was at a very accessible place for everyone.

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