3-Day For The Cure raises $5.1M

August 7, 2011 4:00:27 PM PDT
On Sunday, closing ceremonies at Soldier Field wrapped up the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure walk.

This year, more than 1,900 women and men took part in the 60-mile journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. It started on Friday in Northbrook.

On Sunday morning, the walkers passed through a park along the Chicago River. Many participants said that this event is inspiring and life changing.

"The event was empowering, both physically and mentally," said Dr. Sheri Phillips, 3-Day spokeswoman and walker.

"I cannot wait to do this again," said walker Heather Lozinak.

This year's walk raised $5.1 million for research and community education programs.

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