Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walkers Turn Downtown Farmington Pink
Thousands of walkers travel through Farmington Hills and the central business district Friday before heading south on their 20-plus-mile journey.
The cheering sections began to assemble before noon in downtown Farmington to wait for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walkers to arrive.
The fundraiser's website estimated walkers could arrive any time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Most appeared to come through between noon and 4 p.m. A number of businesses decked out their store fronts with pink balloons.
A bucket of water bottles was parked outside of The Vines Flower and Garden Shop, and a number of businesses posted signs indicating that walkers could use their restrooms. Kim Chapman, co-owner of Mentobe Cafe, carried trays of pomegranate yogurt samples out to walkers, who gave the treat rave reviews.
The walkers headed from Grand River south on Farmington Rd., capping their 20-plus-mile journey for the day. The event ends with closing ceremonies at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Walkers were required to raise a minimum of $2,300; funds support breast cancer screenings, education and research.
For more information, visit the3day.org.
Correction: The location of Ford World Headquarters was incorrectly reported in the original version of this story.