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Three members of the Class of 2011 will participate in a three-day event this summer in Chicago to help find a cure for breast cancer. Sarah Holden '11, Molly Wike '11 and Julia Logan '11 are planning to participate in the "Breast Cancer 3-Day," benefitting Susan G. Komen For the Cure, August 8 through 10. Their team is called SLU Ladies.

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60-mile walk "for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer," according to the organization. Participants walk 60 miles in three days and help raise funds for breast cancer research and patient-support programs. The events are held in 14 cities around the country. Each night of the event, walkers "experience an incredible mobile city that's more than just sleeping tents and warm showers, where they can eat, relax and renew their spirit with their fellow walkers." The Breast Cancer 3-Day benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

The students say that they all know someone who has been affected by the disease; they have set a fund-raising goal of $7,000 for their team. Logan states, "We are walking on behalf of family members, loved ones and the women and men we don't know to help find a cure for this disease. I have been blessed with amazing women in my life, from my own mother, to my aunts to my best friends both in Winnetka (IL) and at school. More than 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. I am walking to fight for a cure and to make sure the strong, powerful and inspirational women in my life and yours can live in a world without breast cancer."

Logan and Wike are both from Winnetka and went to high school together; Holden Lives in North Yarmouth, Maine, and will join her friends in Chicago for the event.

For more information about the event, and about the SLU Ladies team, visit the 3-Day Web site; to get to the team Web site, click the "donate now" button and enter SLU Ladies in the search field.

Posted: April 24, 2008

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