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Breast Cancer Walk Starts on Very Positive Note

Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 4:42 pm on July 23, 2011
Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokeperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organziation

Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 2011 Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" Boston walk started yesterday morning in Framingham.

In the early morning hours, walkers, supporters, friends and family converged on the shore of Farm Pond off Dudley Rd.

At 6:30a.m., the Opening Ceremony began with group stretching, a welcome from Ronni Cohen-Boyar, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, followed by an inspirational opening address given by Dr. Sheri Phillips, 2011 National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen organization.

To simply say "Sheri was awesome!" just isn't enough -- you really need to hear her yourself -- and we make it possible here! So here she is  speaking to ...[read more]


Boston 3-Day for the Cure Starts at Farm Pond in Framingham, Friday July 22, 2011

Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 12:36 am on July 11, 2011
Dr. Sheri Phillips, Cancer Survivor in (2010) 3-day Walk for the Cure

Dr. Sheri Phillips, National Spokesperson for the ''3-Day for the Cure'' organization, shown here during a 2010 walk.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk to fund breast cancer research and support local community education, screening and treatment programs.

This year (2011) the Boston 3-Day is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and the Opening Ceremony and starting point for the Boston walk is again at Farm Pond in Framingham!

The Boston 3-Day begins Friday morning, July 22, 2011.  Crew members should arrive at 4:00 a.m., walkers should arrive between 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., and the Opening Ceremony, which begins with community stretching is at 6:30 a.m.

I had a chance to speak with Dr. Sheri Phillips, this year's National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization.

At the start of the interview, I said "I'll ask some questions, and if any are too personal, or you prefer not to answer, or want me to leave anything out -- let me know."

Sheri, the Homewood, Illinois mother of two teenage daughters, and a practicing physician for the past 18 years who is now a 2-year survivor of breast cancer said, "None of it is too personal.  Information is power. It's important to get as much information as possible out to others and raise awareness not only with those who ...[read more]


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