Komen walkers start on Nov. 21

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraising walk begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds the morning of Nov. 21. Festivities start at 6:30 a.m. with the walkers taking off at 7.

Walkers will traverse Torrey Pines hill, passing through La Jolla Shores and La Jolla’s downtown Village in the afternoon. Two days and 60 miles later they’ll celebrate the end of their trek at Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

“We will have 4,000 participants walking 20 miles a day for three days,” said Staci Roos, event field coordinator. “They’ll be camping out overnight at Mission Bay.”

Roos noted the top or bottom of Torrey Pines hill, or the Torrey Pines Gliderport, will all be good vantage points to view the walkers and cheer them on on Day 1.

Susan G. Komen, for whom the international fundraiser is named, spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling the disease throughout her unsuccessful treatment. Moved by Susan’s compassion and commitment to making a difference in the fight, her sister. Nancy G. Brinker, promised to do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to save lives, empower people and ensure quality care for breast cancer victims.