My alarm set for 6.5 hours from now. The only thing I’d do this for is The 3 Day. For the next three days, I’ll be in a van with Regina, while Jenni and Cindi handle all of the logistical madness from camp. Jumi will be coordinating the efforts of all the buses on the route and 395 other crew members will be making sure everything goes right. Our Sweep Team won the top fundraising team (free dinner at moto-i sometime after the walk!) and an ice cream social (which we get tomorrow!). In all, the crew raised over $80,000.
The walkers, approximately 2400 of them, will all pack up and head to Edina tomorrow morning to begin a 60 mile long journey. They’ve raised $6.4 million dollars as of today and now they embark on the physical challenge of this event. If you’re out and about in the Twin Cities area and you see some people dressed in pink, guzzling water, and looking like they can barely make it 10 more feet, show them your support. You can honk, wave, yell, whistle, anything you want. Walking those 60 miles are not easy. You’ve all seen pictures of my blisters and heard stories of my post-walk trips to the hospital. Any bit of encouragement you can offer, will be taken with arms wide open.
If you work downtown, step out on your lunch breaks on Friday to high five some people. Saturday is a good day to just track down some walkers at any one of these cheering stations. And on Sunday, closing ceremonies in St. Paul is a fantastic event that culminates all of our effort and hard work.
And just as a reminder for over the weekend: