Eight breast cancer survivors carry eight flags  representing courage, commitment, love, hope, patience, optimism, belief, and healing, during the “Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure” walk. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
Eight breast cancer survivors carry eight flags representing courage, commitment, love, hope, patience, optimism, belief, and healing, during the “Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure” walk. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

A closing ceremony is scheduled on Sunday for the end of the annual Komen 3-Day, which raises funds for breast cancer programs in San Diego.

Participants began the nearly 60-mile walk Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and spent Saturday in the beach areas.

This Sunday, the walkers will continue their trek through Mission Hills, Hillcrest and Little Italy before winding up at Embarcadero Marina Park South downtown.

What organizers call a “victory walk” and closing ceremonies are set for 4:30 p.m. at Petco Park, where those taking part will be greeted by family and friends.

The 3-Day began in 2003, and events now take place in Atlanta, Dallas- Fort Worth, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia and Seattle.

Three-quarters of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen’s Research and Training Grant Program and large public health outreach programs for women and men facing breast cancer. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and affiliate support and outreach programs.

— City News Service