SAN DIEGO—Heeding the call of the San Diego Police Department in their cause to help the 2010 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk For the Cure, Flexfit pitched in by donating 50 custom embroidered hats for San Diego Police to wear on duty.
Called “the boldest breast cancer event in history,” this year’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure took place in San Diego Nov. 19–21 with participants walking 60 miles over a three-day period. The fundraising event began with an opening ceremony at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Del Mar Fairgrounds and culminated in a closing ceremony on Nov. 21 at San Diego’s PETCO Park.
The event had a turnout of 4,000 walkers who each raised a minimum of $2300 towards breast cancer research and treatment advancement. In total, $10.6 million was raised for breast cancer treatment research. The 3-Day Walk for the Cure also had 550 volunteers, including 50 members of the San Diego Police Department who donated their time. Each year, police patrol the event on bicycles and direct traffic at busy intersections, making it safe for participants to walk. “It rained two out of the three days,” said a Susan G. Komen for The Cure event coordinator. Flexfit’s donated hats reportedly helped the San Diego Police stay dry as they watched out for everyone’s safety and helped to make sure the event ran smoothly. “The team was encouraged and outfitted by the generosity of Flexfit, and the hats donation was greatly appreciated. On behalf of the twenty-ten San Diego Police Department Breast Cancer three-Day team, I wish to thank Flexfit for their generosity,” states Debra Farrar, Lieutenant of the San Diego Police Department’s Southern Division.