Newsflash - The 2015 coin and pin design has been released and the order placed with the mint! The arrival date is roughly February 16, 2015! As many don't hear about this fundraiser until after the mint order is placed, we have again order additional coins and pins, so please let us know what you would like, even if you were not a part of the pre-order process!
A very successful fundraiser since the 2011 3-day season, is our Breast Cancer Awareness coin and pin that my daughter, Mollie, designs and works with the mint to produce. The coins, for those that geocache, are actually a geocoin, including a tracking number for those that want to place them in a cache. To date, more than two dozen are circulating around the United States in caches, each spreading a little breast cancer awareness! Our goal is to have a new design each year, with the front side being similar for each year and the reverse/back side being based on one of the cities we walk in or a specific theme.
The 2015 coin has three ribbons on the front side, along with the dedication to my mom, who lost her battle to breast cancer nearly eleven years ago. In addition, we have included the phrase that I believe is in all our hearts, “We will never give up.” The three ribbons provide a change to the front from prior years and also represent our goal to raise $60,000 over the next three years as a dedication to completing ten years of 3-Day walks, which occurs in 2017.
On the reverse, is a representation of the flags that the survivors carry in the Opening and Closing ceremonies, with the white memorial flag in the center. The white memorial flag, for those not familiar with it, contains dedications and names of those lost to breast cancer, as written by walkers, crew and staff prior to the Opening Ceremony, then raised during the Opening Ceremony. It is later placed in the Remembrance Tent at camp for others to add to or to read. Although there are actually eight survivor flags, they are represented by the four shown, with the specific words placed around the edge. Finally, the Remembrance Tent is represented across the middle of the coin.
The coins are 1.75" in diameter and are offered in a silver or gold metal finish. Each coin will have a geocoin tracking number on the edge so as to not obscure any of the design. For a $25 donation, you can have either a gold or silver metal coin or for $10 one of the pins, gold or silver. A coin and pin set is $30. For your $25 coin donation, $20 will go directly to Susan G. Komen 3-day for the cure to help fund research, education and other support for those affected by breast cancer. For the $10 pin, $8 goes to Susan G. Komen 3-day.
The following are the artist rendering of the coin and pin, where the lettering and edge will be available in gold or silver. Once the coins arrive, I will provide photos.
The following are photos of the 2014 coins, the left with the gold finish and the right with the silver as examples of the finished product.