November 02, 2007
60 miles closer to a cure for breast cancer
Last weekend, thousands of volunteers walked 60 miles through Dallas over three days as part of the DFW Breast Cancer 3 Day benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.
As you might imagine, 2,400 people walking for three days produces a lot of blisters.
That’s where the Health Science Center came in… For the second consecutive year, UNT Health served as a medical partner for the event. Our physician and staff volunteers on the medical crew spent three days treating dehydration, hypothermia, splinters, bee stings, sprains, strains, even a mother-to-be who had contractions after walking 40 miles. And lots and lots of blisters.
The medical crew volunteers were stationed along the walk route and at the overnight base camp, where they spent the two nights in tents along with the walkers. This year’s DFW Breast Cancer 3 Day raised $6.5 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, non-profit organizations that fund breast cancer research, education and health care.
Thanks to these HSC medical crew volunteers who represented us so well:
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