60 Mile Walk For The Cure Raises Millions For Cancer Research

DEARBORN (WWJ) – Hundreds of men and women crossed the finish line in Dearborn Sunday as part of their 3-day 60 mile walk to fight breast cancer.

The Komen Michigan 3-Day walkers made their way through Dearborn Heights and Dearborn. It was walk number four for Tonya Schiaudone, who flew in from Boston with her daughter for the event.

“It’s … an emotional event – just celebrating everything we have done – seeing how much this event has raised … so that we can move on and hopefully, give it to researchers,” said Schiaudone.

It’s walk number eleven for Nino Mericola.

“It’s a euphoria, when you cross that finish line – there’s nothing like it, it’s just the greatest feeling so that’s why I do it and I”m going to continue to do it until I can’t,” said Mericola.

The 2014 walk raised $2.4 million to fight breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day will return to Michigan August 7-9, 2015.

Registration for that event opens on Tuesday, August 19 at www.The3Day.org  or call 800-996-3DAY for more information.

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