FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Friday, July 22nd, 2011, at 6:30am, for the sixth time in as many years, the starting point and opening ceremony for the Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" (Boston) walk was held Farm Pond in Framingham.
While the short time spent at Farm Pond was the offical "start", months of fund-raising, preparation and training had already been put in by those who would actually do the walk.
Although framingham.com was there to capture the event in photos, video and interviews. Real credit for the following photos should go to the women and men who did the 60-mile walk, to those who donated time and money to the cause, and to the organizers and crew who made the event a success.
Here's a few photos from the start of the 2011 Boston 3-Day...
Crew vans decorated and a "mascot" holding a sign for Day 1 of the 2011 Boston ''3-Day for the Cure'' are parked at Farm Pond in Framingham, MA before the start of the Opening Ceremony.
Walkers, friends, family and supporters gather at the staging area on the banks of Farm Pond, 6:30am Friday July 22, 2011 -- awaiting the Morning Stretch, Opening Address and start of the 2011 Boston ''3-Day for the Cure'' walk.
Talking with old friends, making new friends -- all committed to a single cause.
Even at 6:30am, the extreme heat from the previous day was already wearing on some of the 1000+ walkers gathered at Farm Pond for the 2011 Boston 3-Day Opening Ceremony.
Shirts, hats or hair -- Pink is definitely the color of the day!
Ronni Cohen-Boyar, Executive Director for the Massachusetts Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day organization addresses walkers before the start of the 2011 Boston 3-Day walk.
After a little motivational speech from Ronni, (with a few jokes about what's really "hot" thrown in), the crowd of walkers relaxes a bit, accepts the weather, and remembers why they're there.
Dr. Sheri Phillips, the 2011 National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Koman 3-Day organization gives the Opening Address at Farm Pond in Framingham, MA, then announces the start of the Boston 3-Day!
Walkers take the first few steps in their 60 mile, 3 Day journey.
and more walkers...
And more walkers...
And more walkers!
And more walkers...
...and still more walkers!
And, yes -- even more walkers!
...a seemingly endless line of walkers.
...and still more walkers headed out for their journey,
...as "Dr. Sheri", (and I think that's Ronni Cohen-Boyar's daughter), rocked out to the music as they kicked off the 2011 Boston 3-Day for the Cure!
The women and men who participated in the 2011 Boston "3 Day for the Cure" raised $4.8 Million for breast cancer research, local community education, screening and treatment programs.
- To see Videos of the 3 Day for the Cure Opening Address ... click here
- To read our Exclusive Interview with Dr. Sheri Phillps... click here