PLANO -- It's that time of year again! Friday marks day one of a whole lot of pink, also known as the Susan G. Komen 3-Day event. "This is our party weekend! This is why we do everything we do," said one of the walkers. "60 miles, 20 miles a day, and you'll see a pink throughout this entire area."
This is the twelfth year for the event. Since 2003, there have been more than 500,000 walkers and crew members, $800 million raised toward research, and more than 32 billion steps taken.
"It's tough but the blisters are so worth it. It didn't hit us until we hit the finish line. We just lost it. It's emotional, it's amazing, and it's a great cause," another walker told NewsFix.
For some of the women walking in the event, this is more than just a pink party. Several survivors are participating this year as a way to show they're still fighting.
Of course, all of the money raised goes towards a great cause. A two-women team raised more than $10,000 alone. "The funds used that they raise for breast cancer awareness is just wonderful. it just truly helps to go towards research and things to eradicate breast cancer," a participant explained.
To the many people walking and fighting, take it one step at a time!