Every years hundreds of men and women descend on our nation's capital to help find a cure for breast cancer.
And this year, dozens of people from our region will join the fight.
Joey Coakley Beck and Kiley Thompson are just some of the more than 15-hundred people who will walk 60-miles in 3-days in D.C.
It's for the annual Susan G. Komen 3-day.
Participants, like Beck and Thompson, have to raise at least 23-hundred dollars.
But, it's not just the fundraising that motivates them.
"You know there are people that can't walk and do this because they're going through breast cancer treatment or they're a survivor and just unable to do it. So, I'm walking, I can do it for those women and men too," explains Joey Coakley Beck.
Kiley Thompson agrees, "It has a impact because people think, 'Really, you can do 20-miles, 3-times, 3-days in a row, that's amazing. ' In order to try and raise money, you have to kind of surprise people."
And, while she's too young to walk in the event just yet, Kiley's daughter is also heading to D.C.
The Blacksburg Middle School 6th grader was picked out of hundreds of applicants to be one of 16-youth corps members.
"My second cousin, she died of breast cancer. So, I just wanted to help. And, one of my mom's friends, she's a survivor and her name is Kat Werner and she died a couple of weeks ago, and I'm basically doing this for her," 11-year-old Fiona McMichael explains.
And get this, for Fiona's birthday, she had a party and raised more than 1-thousand dollars for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The 3-day event in D.C. starts Friday morning and runs throughout the weekend.
Last year, the Roanoke group raised nearly 40-thousand dollars.
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