Wyoming Cowgirls raise thousands
Nov 22, 2011
Seven members of the Wyoming Cowgirls logged nearly 3,500 miles all together, as they trained and walked this year's Susan G. Komen 3-Day For A Cure - a 60 mile walk, according to the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.
The group traveled to Philadelphia for the event, as the weather is not always great in Wyoming. They were able to raise $19,000 for breast cancer.
"In the past, we sort of pushed it back and went to a later event, but you can't really walk in the rain and snow, much less the wind," team member Annemarie Picard told the news source. "It's hard enough when you get up early in the morning to log those miles."
Even though the group has done it every two years for quite some time, they are hoping to change that tradition and do so this upcoming year again, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breast cancer breakthrough news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.