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3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

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Hello! I wasn't sure where to post this. But...has anyone accomplished the 3 day breast cancer walk (60 miles)? I am interested in doing it, but I wasn't sure how it would work with the food issues. I was at a cheering station last month for it and was very inspired, and talked to some women who walked it and they said they are fed all day and you have to stay at a camp for the 3 days. Just wondering if anyone here has done it and how you managed it with the gluten-free diet?

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I did 2 of their events pre-dx... from what I remember, there is nothing provided that you'd be able to eat, BUT there were some people that had their families bring them food into the camp for dinner every night. You could probably pack breakfast stuff in your bags... lunch might be tricky on the walk during the day, but you could either bring a pack with you or have someone cheering you along the way bring some food too.

There are some ppl who question their operating costs for these events, but having done them, I think that they have been some of the most inspiring events of my life, so I think it would be worth figuring out the food issue.

best wishes, h

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I am resurrecting this old thread because I was thinking of doing this. It just so happens that the timing coincides with my 60th birthday and I thought it would be a good way to mark that milestone.

HOWEVER, they don't seem to offer any food other than regular and vegetarian, and the website said you can't have people coming into camp and there is no way I could haul 3 day's worth of food around. I'm not even sure I could walk that far! :o

Anyway, I just wondered if there was more current info from anyone about this event.

Thanks!


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Hi! I have done 3 3-day walks so I hopefully can answer your questions. First of all, the 3 Day walk is a truly amazing experience and I highly recommend you go. Everyone I know who has done it feels that it is an experience that can't be put into words. That being said, I just got my test results back for Celiac and am waiting to get a biopsy so I wasn't looking for Gluten-Free food when I walked.

There will always be something you can eat at the rest stops--oranges or bananas and peanut butter. The rest of the stuff is usually has gluten...pretzels, graham crackers, potato chips,... As for breakfast, I think there were always eggs and bacon and then stuff with gluten. Lunch is usually a sandwich, chips, piece of fruit and cookie. But, I would call the coaches and tell them your situation and I think they will do what they can to accomodate. One suggestion might even be that you pack your own lunch and they could bring it to the lunch stop for you.

As far as visitors, that really isn't true. They will make exceptions and if you speak to your coach beforehand, they probably will give you a guest pass for family members.

I hope that answered your questions. The coaches are really wonderful and they accomodate many people with health issues (going through chemo, etc) so I would give them a call. You probably will do many more after your first walk. Let me know if you have other questions.

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