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Day 3: Thousands complete 60 miles, raise $6.5M in the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day

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The finish line complete with an incredible view, as walkers cross the pond in front of the Star of India. (Photo by Matt Baylow) The finish line complete with an incredible view, as walkers cross the pond in front of the Star of India. (Photo by Matt Baylow)

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The sea of pink continued Sunday with 2,200 people marching in the name of breast cancer research funding on the third - and final - day of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.

The 60-mile journey kicked off Friday morning and ended Sunday evening with a celebratory Closing Ceremony at Waterfront Park.

News 8's Barbara-Lee Edwards completed the 3-Day for the 14th time and Matt Baylow crossed the finish line for the 9th time. 

Participants this year raised more than $6.5 million for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

RELATED: Matt Baylow's Day 3 pictures from the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day

With Day 1 and Day 2 behind them, walkers completed about 20 miles on Sunday.

The 3-Day is one of seven scheduled by the nonprofit this year and one of two on the West Coast. Each year, participants across the country commit to raise a minimum of $2,300 to support the Komen organization's efforts and walk an average of 20 miles per day for three consecutive days, according to the foundation.

The 2,600 walkers in San Diego last year raised $7.6 million.

Aside from some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S. It's the most common form of death from cancer among Hispanic women and the second-most common among women of other races, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It also affects men. In 2014, 236,968 women and 2,141 men in the U.S. were diagnosed with the disease. That year, 41,211 women and 465 men died from breast cancer, according to the CDC.

Susan G. Komen’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.

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The RemembranceTent travels to each of the 3-Days. (Photo by Matt Baylow)

Day 3 getting underway (Photo by Barbara-Lee Edwards) 

One walker's reasons for walking - friends and family that have been directly touched by breast cancer. (Photo by Matt Baylow)

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