Today a light rain fell in the parking lot at the RFK Stadium as security guards and workers prepared the staging area for the closing ceremony of the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for a Cure. Security Guard Charles Smith was at his security station at before dawn to make certain that the area was safe and ready to receive the participants of the 60 mile walk when the program began at 4:30 p.m.
The rain has been relentless throughout the 3 Day Walk. The courage and determination of the participants enabled them to continue walking in the rain. Examiner.com has followed the progress of the walkers from the beginning of the event on Friday October 11, 2013.
The Hula Hooping for Hope team has provided updates on their progress. The purpose of the 3 Day Walk is to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. With over two million dollars raised in the fight against breast cancer, the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for a Cure is a great success.
The rain stopped as the walkers made their way for the closing program at 4:30 p.m. After three days of rain, the participates were able to celebrate the end of the three day, 60 mile trek with dry skies and very, very happy participants.
“With its incredible memorials, monuments and museums, Washington, D.C. is one of the most scenic backdrops for a 3-Day journey. In this place of powerful politicians and public servants, the thousands of Susan G. Komen 3-Day® participants are living examples of the power we all have to change the world,” the organization said.
The nearly 1,000 participants walked into RFK Stadium with the same high spirits that filled the air on Friday October 11, 2013. They came with their banners, flags, memorial statements to loved ones, and the most amazing outfits on the planet.
The memory of the opening day and Katy Perry’s Roar was as meaningful at the end as it was in the beginning at the Wheaton Mall. The three days and 60 miles in the rain did not dampen the spirits of people who came together to fight breast cancer.