Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The unspoken responsibility of a captain

Being a captain on the 3-Day is fun. Lots of folks have done it. It can be a very easy job, or it can be a hard job. I think the fun part is making it a challenging job. I believe that every captain on the 3-Day has more than just the duties listed on the piece of paper given to them. The unspoken challenge or responsibility of each captain is to make the event better than the year before! Whether you are a new captain or a returning veteran, it is in the best interest of all those who participate for captains to think about how they add value to the event.

So I encourage all captains in any city to think of new ways to make the 3-Day the best event ever. You will feel great about your accomplishments. Your team will thank you for a wonderful event. Best of all the walkers will appreciate the sacrifices you made. To contribute ideas or read about other things to try out on the 3-Day visit the Facebook group at the following link:


This is a place for all captains to share their ideas or pick up new ones.

Have a great 3-Day season!

3-Day Season is about to start!

There is an excitement in the air! What could it be? It's 3-Day season and it's about to start soon! As a veteran captain, I can't wait for spring. I always have a festive anticipation that 3-Day is just around the corner. Rosters start coming out, crew captains rosters fill out, crew registration closes down, and it all starts with the welcome message from the crew coordinator. This year I will be in Boston, SF Bay Area, and San Diego! I know it sounds crazy to get all excited about something that is months away, but I actually enjoy the preparation leading up to the event. I feel that it leads to better events. It's also a time to get people excited and interested in fighting for the cause. If research accomplishes nothing else, at minimum funding programs for awareness and messaging for testing should be an important part of the fight. Breast cancer no longer has to be a death sentence.