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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/ 8/2010

Susan G. Komen walk kicks off

By Washington Post editors

Thousands have begun walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Washington.

The walk to raise money for breast cancer research began with an opening ceremony at 7 a.m. Friday morning at Nationals Park.

Participants plan to walk 60 miles from Washington to Germantown and back. The events ends at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mall.

Cheering stations are set up along the route.

Several streets around Nationals Park are closed until 1 p.m. for Friday's opening ceremony. On Sunday, streets around the National Mall will be closed from 4 to 5 p.m.

-- Associated Press

The Post's Dr. Gridlock offers some traffic and cheering station information on the walk in this post.

Also, here's a review of the recently released book by Susan G. Komen's sister Nancy G. Brinker, which details their story and the story behind the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walks.

By Washington Post editors  | October 8, 2010; 11:32 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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