'3-Day For The Cure' walk raises $3.9M in AZ - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

'3-Day For The Cure' walk raises $3.9M in AZ

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Finish Line at Scottsdale Stadium Finish Line at Scottsdale Stadium
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

After a 60-mile journey, they crossed the finish line Sunday.

Participants in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure finished the long walk at Scottsdale Stadium.

It's estimated 1,450 people turned out for the event. The effort raised more than $3.9 million for breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs.

Those who took part said words just can't express how it makes them feel.

"It's hard to explain how that feels but it is so awesome to think that this many people care about this cause and are so willing to sacrifice for it," said participant and cancer survivor Julia Webster. "It's awesome."

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a life-changing experience that actually started months ago when participants began their training and fundraising efforts in their local communities.

After embarking on their journey Friday, participants spent the weekend walking 60 miles through Arizona communities and camped two nights at WestWorld in Scottsdale.

"We are so thankful for Arizona's continued support of our mission to end breast cancer," said Sheri Phillips, national spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. "This is our eighth successful event in Arizona and we are excited to announce the 3-Day for the Cure will return to this amazing city for the 2012 Series."

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