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 , and a number of businesses posted signs indicating that walkers could use their restrooms. Kim Chapman, co-owner of , 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.


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