Atlanta breast cancer walk raises $4.2 million

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 7:36 AM
Last updated 7:08 PM
  • Follow We Think Pink

ATLANTA — The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk wrapped up this weekend in Atlanta, with more than $4.2 million raised for breast cancer research and awareness.

Officials said nearly 1,600 pink-clad walkers traveled 60 miles over three days before finishing Saturday at Turner Field. They averaged 20 miles per day and slept in tent along the way.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation told WAGA-TV that 75 percent of the proceeds will go to national research and large public health outreach programs and the remaining 25 percent will support local community and affiliate outreach programs.


Top headlines

Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Search Augusta jobs