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Susan G. Komen Three-Day For The Cure Walk Wraps Up

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More than 2,000 men and women spent the weekend on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research.

These walkers trekked 60 miles total, through Maryland and D.C., raising more than $5.3 million in breast cancer research and education programs.

Barbara Quillin made it to the finish line near the National Mall early on Sunday.

"I have blisters on my two small toes and I lost my toenail on my right toe. My cousin Rhonda has stage four breast cancer, she keeps me going. What we go through this weekend is nothing compared to what they go through," Quillin says.

Walkers were able to rest and rehydrate at pit stops set up along the route. There, organizers say participants consumed more than 6,000 gallons of water and more than 9,000 bananas over the three day walk.

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