: News

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

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
NPR

Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
WAMU 88.5

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.