Getting ready for and participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a big job. Ask any walker or crew member and they’ll tell you they could never accomplish this amazing feat without the help of their supporters.
Here are some ways to support your participant:
Send a Letter
Public Cheering Stations
Private Cheering Stations & Mobile Cheering Stations
Follow Us Online
Getting mail on event can provide a big boost to a participant’s spirits. Take a few minutes to write a note which will brighten their Komen 3-Day experience! We’ll have a P.O. Box open for two months before the event. Send your letters, and we’ll bring them to camp for the participant to pick up.
The address and details will be posted two months before the event.
For a $10 donation, the 3-Day will put together a custom notecard with your personal message, along with a custom 3-Day chocolate medallion, for the participant to pick up at the 3-Day Lounge on Friday or Saturday evening. More details will be posted approximately one more before the event
We need volunteers to help at Closing. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Friends and family are highly encouraged to attend this emotional celebration, which starts your walker’s 3-Day journey. Seating will not be available, so if you are unable to stand for 30-60 minutes, you may want to bring a folding chair. Please allow extra travel time while coming and going due to expected traffic congestion at the site.
Friday, August 2
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374
Public cheering stations are a great way to show your support along the route. Create banners, hold up signs, bring some music and spread the love—anything to make them smile, stay energized and keep walking. On some portions of the route you may find areas that are deemed “quiet zones” which will be indicated by signage on the route. Please assist us in respecting our neighborhoods and communities during this time.
Cheering station times and locations will be posted approximately 2 weeks before the 3-Day.
You can organize a group (up to 20) to host your very own private cheering station. Follow this link for more information. Then, if you’re interested in hosting a private cheering station, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Private Cheering Station Inquiry” no later than July 19.
Mobile Cheering Squads
Mobile cheering squads are small groups (less than four people) who support the 3-Day walkers along the route. If you are interested in forming a cheering squad, contact email@example.com with the subject line: “Mobile Cheering Squad Inquiry” no later than July 19.
As the 3-Day route is on public property, it is subject to local laws. Local jurisdictions will be enforcing open-liquor laws in neighborhoods along the route and in camp. While local officials understand and respect the cause for our celebration, we ask that you and your supporters help keep the 3-Day a family-friendly event and alcohol-free.
On Saturday night (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.), friends and family (please, no pets) are invited to visit camp at the Sheraton Detroit Novi (21111 Haggerty Road). We’ll have games and entertainment for adults and kids. Dinner in the hotel is for participants only and visitors will not be able to bring outside food into the dining area, so if visitors wish to eat dinner while visiting, you may purchase food at any of the food establishments outside the hotel. The hotel dining area and lounge have a maximum capacity, so if we approach that limit, visitors may be asked to leave. All visitors must depart camp by 8:00 p.m.
In the event of an emergency, you can reach your participant through our hotline: 800-416-3364, if your participant does not have a cell phone with them.
Subscribe to the 3-Day blog. We post lots of stories and photos before, during and after the 3-Day event.
Spectators should arrive at the Closing Ceremony site early to get the best view of the program. In order to allow everyone to see the ceremony, please do not set up pop-up tents near the stage or viewing area.
Sunday, August 4
Ford World Headquarters
One American Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126