Christie Johnson joins the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on September 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 16 at 11:58 AM

The Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure kicked off Friday.  Thousands will walk 60 miles over three days to raise money and awareness in an effort to eradicate breast cancer.
 
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
 
"Over 458,000 people still die annually from breast cancer each year worldwide and 1.4 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year. One woman in the United States will be diagnosed every three minutes," said Dr. Sheri Phillips, National Spokesperson for Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure.
 
Those powerful statistics are why thousands walk each year.  They walk for those they have lost, those that are survivors and those that will be diagnosed in the future. Kristin Baker is walking with her best friend that beat the disease last year.
 
"This is just amazing! Everybody just fighting for each other, it's just wonderful," said Baker.
 
The Seattle walk raised $6 million last year and organizers hope they will raise even more this time around.  
 
For information on how to donate or to sign-up for next year's walk go to www.the3day.org.
 
 

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