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2011 Boston "3 Day for Cure" Photos from Framingham

July 24, 2011 (10:16 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
Sign on Dudley Rd. directs people to the Opening Ceremony for the 2011 Boston Susan G. Komen "3 Day for the Cure" at Farm Pond in Framingham, MA. (July 22nd, 2011)

3-Day Ahead!

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 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... ...[read more]

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

July 11, 2011 (12:36 am EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris
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]