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Komen Fundraising Event In Boston Raises $2.5M To Help Fight Breast Cancer

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Walkers participate in the 2012 finale of the Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day event at UMass-Boston. (Credit: Susan G. Komen 3-Day)

Walkers participate in the 2012 finale of the Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day event at UMass-Boston. (Credit: Susan G. Komen 3-Day)

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BOSTON (CBS) — A 60-mile walking event over three days at Boston College High School this weekend raised $2.5 million for breast cancer research and programs, the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts affiliate reported in a prepared statement.

The Susan G. Komen Boston 3-Day event is part of a national fundraising campaign for the nonprofit group.

“It’s because of our 3-Day walkers that Susan G. Komen has been able to reach millions of people with life-saving breast cancer information,” said Sheri Phillips, Susan G. Komen 3-Day national spokesperson. “Every step and every dollar raised in Boston has truly made a difference in the fight to end breast cancer.”

The Komen Massachusetts affiliate is a breast health resource serving Boston and the entire state. One of the group’s biggest annual events is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston.

“We commend the thousands of women and men who have walked countless miles for the cause,” said Ronni Cohen-Boyar, executive director of the Massachusetts affiliate. “We are so grateful for their commitment and hope they will continue their support of Komen and the breast cancer movement in Boston.”

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile fundraising walk. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days. The events are designed to not only raise money to fight breast cancer but also educate the public about breast health, breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

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