DEL MAR, California (CNS): Susan G. Komen, three days long, a 60-mile walk to support research and breast cancer programs, began on Friday in the Del Mar exhibition center.
The event is one of the seven scheduled by the non-profit organization this year and one of the two on the west coast. Each year, participants in the country undertake to raise a minimum of 2,300 dollars to support the efforts of the Komen organization and walk an average of 20 miles per day for three consecutive days, according to the foundation.
The 2,200 walkers in San Diego last year raised $ 6.5 million.
The walkers of this year began their trip in the fairground at 6:30 a.m. and will continue to the state of the Torrey Pines bridge, the La Jolla cove, Kellogg park and through Bird Rock before spending Friday night at Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay.
One of several animation stations will be created at the Taylor Branch Library in Pacific Beach along Cass Street from 12:15 to 4:40 p.m.
Hikers will continue on Saturday morning through Ocean Beach, Mission Bay Park, Tecolote Shores and De Anza Cove Park.
The route takes place on Sundays through the historic helmet, Mission Hills, Hillcrest and Balboa Park. The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in downtown.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States. It is the most common form of death for cancer among Hispanic women and the second most common among women of other races, according to the Centers for the control and prevention of diseases.
In 2015, 246,476 women and 2,289 men in the US. UU. They were diagnosed with the disease.
That year, 41,523 women and 463 men died of breast cancer, according to the CDC.