David Rosen
Kendra McLeod is taking part in the 60 mile Susan G. Komen walk for the first time, to honor her aunts who have had breast cancer. She's been training intensively, logging well over 350 miles of walking to prepare for the event.

UPDATE: Kendra McLeod is part of the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk to battle breast cancer

She's reached her goal of $2300 for the event

UPDATE Sept. 13

Kendra Mcleod has reached her goal of $2300 necessary to walk in Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk coming up Sept. 20-22.

Mcleod said, "I feel really blessed I've been given the financial support I need to do this adventure. This past week has been very emotional and next week will continue to be that way as the 3-Day approaches. Thank you to everyone who helped me."

Original Post Sept. 9

This year, Kendra McLeod, a West Seattle resident, will participate for the first time in The Susan G Koman 3-Day 60 mile walk with her team Heart and Souls: Wytana Conner(cousin), Jeana Gresham(cousin), and Jana Wilbur(Aunt).

McLeod has already embarked on a physical and emotional journey in preparation for the 60-mile walk.

McLeod has spent lots of time training for the event’s physical demands and fundraising at least $2300 (she still needs to raise more as do the other members of the team) to help fund innovative breast cancer research, scientific programs and community outreach programs. The culmination of McLeod’s efforts is completing the 60 mile walk with thousands of other 3-Day® participants on September 20-22 in Seattle' Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

She has learned about breast cancer risks, myths and facts, as well as the action steps necessary to reduce the own risk of breast cancer. The choice to participate was easy for McLeod, “I am walking for my three aunts (all sisters) that have had to stare breast cancers ugly face in the eyes and fight. These three amazing Warriors have given me the STRENGTH to do the walk." At last report she was within $300 of her goal.

If you'd like to donate to help her reach her goal, any amount will help. Here the link to donate to Kendra's effort.

Each year, more than 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and nearly 2,000 cases are diagnosed in men in the U.S. To help McLeod reach her goal of a world without breast cancer, make a donation to or her team mates of Heart and Souls by visiting The3Day.org/Donate participant search for Kendra McLeod. Each member has got to make it to $2300 so if you see that others like yourself have gotten Kendra to the goal and the other teammates still need more please feel free to give to them. To learn how to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY for more information.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day®
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to be a part of something bigger – ending 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. With every step, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has helped make significant progress in the fight against breast cancer thanks to events like the Komen 3-Day. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day help support Komen’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs. Please visit www.The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY for more information. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® would like to thank presenting sponsor Bank of America, national series sponsor New Balance and the national Young Women Walking program sponsor Val Skinner Foundation for their support of our promise to end breast cancer forever and their continued sponsorship of the 2013 3-Day® Series.

The 2013 3-Day® Series includes 14 events in San Francisco (June 21-23), Boston (July 26-28), Cleveland (August 2-5), Chicago (August 9-11), Michigan (August 16-18), Twin Cities (August 23-25), Seattle (September 20-22), Philadelphia (October 4-6), Washington, D.C. (October 11-13), Atlanta (October 18-20), Tampa Bay (October 25-27), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 1-3), Arizona (November 8-10), San Diego (November 15-17).

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