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
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
Posted: April 24, 2008