Friday, October 12, 2007

3-Day Supporter Info!

Wow! They released the supporter info last night!!! I'm so excited! I mapped it out -- and I'll tell you, it's far more daunting when you're walking through your old stomping grounds -- and have driven all that way! At least last year, when we were in Arlington and Ft. Worth, I had no idea where we were! One benefit to this.... For the first two days, I'll have a really good idea of when we're "almost there."

Don't Miss the LIVE 3-Day Camp Webcam
Your loved ones are just a click away thanks to the LIVE 3-Day Camp Webcam! The 3-Day Webcam will be available for viewing between the hours of 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday during the event. Click here to view the webcam. (Video only. No audio.) If you are trying to view the 3-Day Webcam during its advertised live hours and it is NOT up, please note that we are working to correct the issue.

Before the 3-Day
On-Event Opportunities
Opening Ceremonies
Cheering Stations
While At Home
Closing Ceremonies
After the 3-Day
Download this supporter information in printable PDF format

A Message to You from 3-Day Walkers and Crew Members
As 3-Day participants, we have made a bold commitment. We train. We fight against fatigue. We celebrate taking one more step than we did yesterday. But one thing is certain: we don’t do any of it alone. It is because of you, our family and friends, that we are able to commit our bodies, minds and spirits to embarking on this journey that only takes three days, but makes an impact that lasts a lifetime. So, thank you for being there for us, so that we can be at the Breast Cancer 3-Day to battle breast cancer, honor loved ones and, most importantly, celebrate our lifetimes. Thank you.


Before the 3-Day…Getting ready for the Breast Cancer 3-Day is a big job. Here are some ways to support your walker before the big day arrives.
Help them get ready!
• Fundraising: Help your walker finish their fundraising.
– Host a bake sale.
– Organize a garage sale.
– Ask your family and friends to make a donation.
• Training: Accompany him/her on a training walk!
• Packing: Help your walker pack and lend them some of your camping gear!


It’s not too late to send a letter expressing your love and support to your walker, which we’ll deliver to them on the event at the 3-Day Camp Post Office.
• Envelopes only, please.
No boxes or large packages.
Mail must be postmarked no later than October 12 in order to ensure delivery at the 3-Day Camp Post Office. Any mail that is not retrieved by the walker by November 12 will be destroyed.
Please send letters to:
3-Day Camp Post Office
PMB 3195100 Eldorado Pkwy, Ste 102
McKinney, TX 75070-9127

Make plans for a post-walk celebration.

Get your community group involved!
Whether you are part of a sports team or social club, there are many ways to get involved as a group:
• Be assigned your very own Cheering Station.
• Become Camp Angels and help out by:
– assisting participants with setting up and striking sleeping tents.
– assisting with loading and unloading gear.
• If you are affiliated with a fitness studio, help lead stretching and warm up exercises.
• Entertain walkers with a group performance
– singing, dancing, comedy... anything that is fun!

For more information about any of these exciting opportunities, please contact:
Jen HaganRecruitment Coordinator,
Dallas/Ft. Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day
800.996.3DAY ext 905,
jhagan@event360.com

On-Event Opportunities to be Super Supporters…

The 3-Day begins early Friday morning with Opening Ceremonies. It’s a time to gather as a group and honor loved ones lost, celebrate those who are still with us and remember the purpose of the 3-Day – to remove breast cancer from the path of our dreams. This celebration is not just for participants. Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend. There will be a group stretch to warm-up the body, and inspirational speakers who will warm-up the spirit… all leading up to an exciting and emotional send-off! After the Opening Ceremonies are over, participants will begin walking the 60-mile route and start a journey of a lifetime. It will be made all that more special if you are there to help send them off with smiles and encouragement.

Opening Ceremonies: Friday, October 26
Schedule:
5:00 am – Crew members arrive
6:30 am to 7:00 am – Walkers arrive7:15 am
– Opening Ceremonies begin with community stretching

Location:
Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Rd.
Parker, TX 75002

Driving Directions: To get to Southfork, take US Highway 75/Central Expressway to Exit #30, Parker Road. (If heading North, watch for construction signs: the Parker Rd exit is currently closed. Exit Park Rd. and stay on the service road until Parker Rd.) Head east on Parker Road for approximately 5.5 miles. At the intersection of FM 2551 South (also known as Hogge Road or Murphy Road), take a right. Southfork Ranch will be immediately on your left. Enter Gate 5 to park or drop off a participant.

If dropping off a participant, follow event signage: enter Gate 5.

What to bring:
□ Check weather reports. Bring raingear and/or sunscreen if necessary.
□ Digital or video camera
□ Signs or banners to show your support
□ Coffee/snacks

Cheering Stations: Available all three days

Cheering Stations are a great way to show your support along the route to encourage participants and let them know that you are with them every step of the way. Seeing familiar faces cheering them on can provide that extra burst of energy that gets them to take that next step or go the next mile. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and make some noise – anything to make them smile, get energized and keep walking. Note: The “Last Chance Cheering Station” (on Day 3) is your last chance to see your walkers before you are reunited with them at Closing Ceremonies.

Day One - Friday, October 26
Mile Marker 9.8
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Collin Creek Crossing
800 - 900 West 15th Street,
Plano(Syms & Hobby Lobby)
Please park in parking spaces closest to 15th St.
Map


Mile Marker 16.1
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Lennox Center
1380 W. Campbell Road, Richardson
NE corner of Coit & Campbell
During peak lunch hours, please do not park in front of Mi Cocina or La Madeleine.
Park west of Tom Thumb, near Cappuccino Italian Bistro.
Map

Day Two - Saturday, October 27
Mile Marker 6.1
8:50 am - 11:30 am
Addison Town Center - Target
3730 Beltline Rd, Addison
Park on west side of Target, closest to Marsh.
Map


Mile Marker 18.4
11:45 am - 5:20 pmPrestonwood Town Center - Wal-Mart
15220 Montfort Rd, Dallas, TX
SE corner of Arapaho & Montfort/Knoll Trail
Park North of Wal-Mart-closest to Arapaho.
Map


Day Three - Sunday, October 28
Mile Marker 5
8:35 am - 11:00 am
Royal Green Shopping Center
8499 Royal, Dallas, TX
SE corner of Royal & Greenville.
Walkers will be passing on trail behind the shopping center.
Parking is limited - you may also park at Northwood Park or Harry S. Moss Park if space is available.
Map


Mile Marker 13.5
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Comerica Bank & Lakewood United Methodist Church
2311 Abrams Rd & 2443 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX
Please park at Lakewood UMC only after 1:30 pm.
Limited parking available.
Map
(LAST CHANCE CHEERING STATION!)


What to bring:
□ Chairs
□ Signs
□ Water guns or spray bottles
□ Snacks and water for yourself
□ Candy or popsicles (for the walkers)
□ Music
□ Kazoos
□ Wigs/costumes
□ Pom poms

No Visitors at the CampsiteOur campsite is meant to be a special place for your walker to relax, reflect and bond with the 3-Day community. To help us maintain a safe, secure and organized campsite for your loved ones, we ask that you respect our “no visitors” policy. Also, if you wish to call your walker or crew member, please do not call after 9:00 pm “lights out,” when camp is a quiet zone.

You can also catch walkers and crew members live and in-action with the 3-Day Camp Webcam! The link can be found at http://www.the3day.org/ >

• Use this as an opportunity to talk to your kids about:
– Community
– Helping others
– Making a difference in the world


Learn the 3-Day “Lingo”:
Here are some words that your walker will probably be saying when they return home. Impress them by learning them ahead of time!
• Pit – Refers to a pit stop along the 3-Day route. This is where walkers can find toilets, snacks, drinks and medical assistance.
• Crew – A volunteer group of registered participants who commit to supporting the event during all three days, working in various capacities (staffing pit stops, setting up tents, etc.)
• 3-Peat – When someone takes part in the Breast Cancer 3-Day for a second (or more!) times.
• Legacy – Refers to the legacy pins you can receive to track, remember and share your 3-Day experiences. The pins showcase a participant’s 3-Day connection and experience – past, present and future, year after year. Together, they make up their 3-Day legacy.
• Survivor Circle – A small group of breast cancer survivors is chosen to participate in the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies. In the Opening Ceremonies, the group stands in a circle on stage – symbolically encircling those we have lost to breast cancer. During Closing Ceremonies, the Survivor Circle walks with and raises the 3-Day flag.
• PJs – Portable toilets
• Holding – Refers to the holding area where all participants gather at the end of Day Three to cheer on fellow walkers before they all proceed, en masse, to Closing Ceremonies.• Sweep Van – A vehicle which travels along the 3-Day route, picking up those who are unable to continue walking.


Take this 3-Day Trivia Challenge:
1. Q: Where do the walkers take a shower?
2. Q: Guess how many rolls of toilet paper are used each day?
3. Q: What was voted the best snack overall?
4. Q: What do you say when you’re about to pass someone walking?
5. Q: What are two of the golden rules on the 3-Day?
6. Q: Why do people walk in the 3-Day?

1. A: In a truck.
2. A: 3,750 rolls!
3. A: Peanut Butter and Jelly Crackers.
4. A: “On Your Left!”
5. A: 1. Be kind. 2. No Whining.
6. A: Because everyone deserves a lifetime.


Closing Ceremonies: Sunday, October 28 at 5:30 pm
After three days and 60 miles, participants will take a final and incredibly emotional victory walk into the Closing Ceremonies. Friends, family and supporters should arrive at the Closing Ceremonies site at least one hour early to get the best view of the program. Please allow extra travel time due to expected congestion at the site.

All walkers and crew members are encouraged to remain in the Participant Holding Area where they will receive a victory shirt, cheer on fellow walkers and crew members and celebrate one last time together before their dramatic victory walk into Closing Ceremonies.

The Participant Holding area is CLOSED to spectators. If you wish to meet with your walker before the Ceremonies begin, please have them meet you at the Spectator Café (near the stage). Just remember that they need to return to the Holding Area no later than 5:00 pm in order to join the victory walk.

Schedule:
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Walkers arrive at Holding Area
5:00 pm: Crew and walkers begin lining up in the Holding Area and receive instructions for final victory walk to the stage and Closing Ceremonies
5:00 pm: Spectators arrive and should head directly to the stage and the Spectator Café
5:30 pm: Closing Ceremonies begin

Location:
Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

Driving Directions:
From U.S. Highway 75/North Central Expressway:Traveling from the north, take the Lovers Lane/University Boulevard/SMU Boulevard exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.Traveling from the south, take the Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn left (west). Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.From Dallas North Tollway:Exit Mockingbird Lane and proceed east past Hillcrest Avenue to Bishop Boulevard. Turn left (north) onto the campus. Proceed north 300 feet to Schlegel Street. Turn right to access the Meadows Museum Parking Garage.From IH-30:Traveling from either direction, exit north to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway); the sign indicates “Sherman.” Proceed north for about five miles and take the Mockingbird Lane/SMU Boulevard exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard and turn left (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.From D/FW International Airport:Take the North Exit from the airport to IH-635 (LBJ Freeway). Proceed to U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway) and exit south toward downtown. Proceed about five miles and take the Lovers Lane/University Boulevard/SMU Boulevard exit. Continue on the service road to SMU Boulevard. Turn right (west) onto campus. Moody Parking Garage is at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.For directions from other locations and more specific parking details, visit SMU’s website at: http://www.smu.edu/maps/directions.asp.


What to bring:
□ Baggage claim confirmation email
□ Chair
□ Signs/balloons/flowers
□ Snacks and water
□ Sunscreen or umbrella
□ Digital or video camera
□ Picnic dinner!


Upon arrival:
□ Visit the Spectator Café (located near the stage) where you can do the following:
• Sign the tribute banner.
• Make a sign you can hold up at the Ceremonies.
• Create a special gift for your walker.

□ Pick up your participant’s gear bag at “Gear Retrieval Area” and load it into the car. (You must present a copy of the participant’s event confirmation in order to claim their bag.)
□ Secure a good viewing spot near the stage! The closer you are to the stage, the better your view of the program and the victory walk!

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