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Komen 3-Day comes to a close

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The Washington, D.C. Susan G. Komen 3-Day event is coming to a close.

Photo: twodolla via Flickr

Since the event kicked off Friday, hundreds of participants have walked 60 miles through Washington, trekking 20 miles each day and sleeping in tents at night, all to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer.

After they cross the finish line, walkers will head to the final closing ceremony, a celebration of their personal accomplishments and participation. 

This is the final year the 3-Day event will come to Washington. Citing a drop in participation more than a year after a funding controversy involving Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen foundation canceled the walk in six cities, including the District.

The event has raised $34.5 million for breast cancer awareness since it came to Washington in 2004.

Sunday's closing ceremony will be held at RFK Stadium in Southeast.

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