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2,000 Participants Walk For Breast Cancer In Md. And D.C.

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By Jessica Jordan

More than 2,000 men and women are trekking through Maryland and D.C. to raise money for breast cancer research.

These walkers started out in Germantown, Maryland, and after three days of walking, they’ll end up at the National Mall in D.C. Sunday evening. As part of the The Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk For The Cure, each participant will cover a total of 60 miles on foot.

The long walk requires the help of more than 350 volunteers including medical staff who treat foot blisters and muscle pain, problems that aren't proving to be setbacks for most of these walkers,like Marlie Sherer.

“When you see a survivor up there with no hair, who just finished chemo, it makes you put your blisters into perspective. It’s not so hard to walk when people are battling a terrible disease," Sherer says.

Susan G. Komen will sponsor 15 of these three-day walks in cities across the country.

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