CHICAGO (SCS) — There were many tired feet but happy hearts at Soldier Field on Sunday as Susan G. Komen’s 3-day march drew to a close.
The 60-mile trek kicked off on Friday with more than a thousand people pounding the pavement to raise money for breast cancer research and to help those suffering from the disease.
CBS 2 has learned exactly what the money will be used for.
“It will be used for things like research, lifesaving research, some of which is happening right here in Chicago with Komen researchers. We will use it for legislation that can help people access year-round care. And then we’re here for the people who need us today, so direct patient support services, patient navigation, and financial support,” Cati Stone said.
Stone said that this year, 1,200 walkers won $3.7 million for the cause.
Those interested can join next year’s walk at komen.org.