Northside Hospital Cancer Institute will serve as the official medical partner of the Susan G. Komen Atlanta 3-Day®, Oct. 12-14, 2018.
Northside Hospital coordinates medical services from physicians and nurses who will provide basic first aid and other medical support for the hundreds of walkers expected to make the 60-mile trek from Stone Mountain and around Atlanta to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer.
“We will be with you the whole three days, supporting you as you inspire us with every mile,” said Medical Oncologist Dr. Hiba Tamim, who will be leading Northside’s team of volunteers and is a past participant of the Atlanta 3-Day®.
“To each walker, your commitment to raise $2,300, if not more, to help in the fight against breast cancer is amazing,” added Dr. Tamim. “That you have committed to walking 60 miles in three days is bold!”
Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S. More new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed and treated at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute than anywhere else in the Souteast.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day help Susan G. Komen® support the global research program and other mission objectives, while the remaining 25 percent helps Affiliates support local programs including medical assistance, patient navigation and provider education.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since it’s founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
About the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health and raising funds to help support breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Over the past 15 years and 163 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $820 million—which Komen has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. In 2016, Susan G. Komen® set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day® help support Komen’s global research program, while the remaining 25 percent supports programs providing medical support (patient navigation programs, for example), and local education programs funded by local Affiliates, all of which support Komen’s Bold Goal.
Sponsored by Bank of America, the 2018 3-Day Series includes seven events in Michigan (August 3-5), Twin Cities (August 17-19), Seattle (September 14-16), Philadelphia (September 28-30), Atlanta (October 12-14), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 2-4), San Diego (November 16-18).